Yellow Room: Sampler (Gauguin’s Apple), 2002

I based this sampler on a self-portrait Gauguin made in Tahiti, where he had gone in search of the last vestiges of a paradise on earth. He hoped to live and work there undisturbed by the modern world, yet he wrote voluminously and often to friends in Paris, staying in touch with the contemporary life of the time. In the Yellow Room he can converse freely with Degas, Matisse, and Whistler.

Photograph by Yoav Horesh