The young Yariv Alter during the 1980's. 'We would smoke, take speed, put on makeup, go to clubs' Reproduction: Meged Gozani

The Mystery Behind the Untimely Death of an Israeli-Dutch Art Icon

Yariv Alter had two lives: one as a young musician in Tel Aviv in the alternative band DXM, and another as an artist and a teacher in Amsterdam. Artists, friends and former bandmates reflect on a tortured but uniquely talented soul

“He looked like a rock star but didn’t want to be one. With Yariv it was more like ‘Let’s do everything: music, art, poetry, photography, graphics.’ He was kind of like Warhol’” — saxophonist Ori Kaplan on...

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