Published by Radius Books/The Contemporary Austin/The FLAG Art Foundation. Text by Nicole Eisenman, Heather Pesanti, Stephanie Roach, Jonathan Rider, Litia Perta, Alhena Katsof. Interview by Keith Boadwee.
The first appraisal of Nicole Eisenman's recent turn to sculpture
The work of New York?based artist Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) blends influences from Western art history and traditional figurative art with elements of punk, feminist activism, queer identity and humor in profoundly unique works. Published in conjunction with the 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize exhibitions—Nicole Eisenman: Sturm und Drang, presented at the Contemporary Austin, and Nicole Eisenman and Keith Boadwee, presented at the FLAG Art Foundation in New York—this project represents the first in-depth exploration of Eisenman’s sculptural practice. The catalog features full-color illustrations and original texts by Heather Pesanti, Stephanie Roach and Jonathan Rider, Alhena Katsof, Litia Perta, and Nicole Eisenman, as well as a conversation between artists Eisenman and Boadwee. The book reflects on various aspects of these two exhibitions, with a focus on Eisenman’s recent shift toward sculpture as both a new focus and always-present undercurrent in her work brought to the surface.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Hendrik Bündge. Text by Hannah Black.
American artist Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) is best known for her drawings and paintings, a body of work characterized by black humor; layered references to history, art history and popular culture; and disorienting currents of palpable longing and nightmarish fear. But alongside her paintings, and guided by the same tendency toward experimentation with texture and materials, Eisenman has also created a substantial body of sculptural work. Alternatively abstracted or comically distorted, coarse and dull or vibrating with color, the artist’s sculptures feature the same play of references and brash, in-your-face attitude that has cemented Eisenman’s status as both an artist’s artist and critical favorite. The first publication to focus on Eisenman’s sculptures, Nicole Eisenman: Baden Baden Baden features more than 20 of the artist’s sculptures from recent years and includes 12 new works in painting and sculpture.
Published by New Museum. Edited with interview by Massimiliano Gioni, Helga Christoffersen. Text by Grace Dunham, Eileen Myles.
One of the most important painters of her generation, Brooklyn-based artist Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) combines the imaginative with the lucid, the absurd with the banal, and the stereotypical with the countercultural and queer. In her narrative compositions she draws equally from art history and popular culture, making way for accessible and humorous, yet also critical and poignant images of contemporary life. Gathering a body of work produced over the last two decades, Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories marks the artist’s 2016 exhibition at the New Museum and dedicates special attention to the symbolic nature of her depictions of individuals and groups. This fully illustrated catalogue includes an interview with the artist by Massimiliano Gioni and Helga Christoffersen, an essay by writer Grace Dunham and a contribution by poet Eileen Myles.
PUBLISHER New Museum
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.25 x 9 in. / 92 pgs / 44 color / 48 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/26/2016 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2016 p. 110
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781942607311TRADE List Price: $22.00 CDN $30.50 GBP £20.00
Published by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis/Walther König, Köln. Edited by Samantha Topol. Foreword by Lisa Melandri. Text by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Terry Castle, Litia Perta, Kelly Shindler.
Depicting themes and settings as varied as bar scenes, motherhood and the plight of the artist, New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) fuses contemporary subject matter with art-historical influences ranging from Renaissance chiaroscuro to twentieth-century social realist painting. Her narrative depictions and renderings of women's bodies proclaim an ardently feminist world and imbue figurative art with an audaciously queer sensibility. This publication accompanies Eisenman's definitive midcareer survey at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, which charts the development of the artist's practice from the early 1990s to the present across painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture—bringing together more than 120 works of art, from early ink-on-paper drawings to recent explorations in printmaking and sculpture.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Beatrix Ruf. Text by Nicole Eisenman, Beatrix Ruf, Lynne Tillman, Nicola Tyson, Laurie Weeks.
Gleaning from the gamut of western figurative painting--Surrealism, Social Realism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Impressionism and Renaissance--French-born and America-based painter Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) renders her subjects with magnificently painterly gestures, but maroons them in the visual conventions of advertising, comics and pornography.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Victor Mathieu. Introduction by Amy Sillman. Interview by Matt Sharp.
This first monograph devoted to the work of the influential and transgressive New York City painter of all things excessive, queer, abject, kitsch and twisted features selected works from 1994-2004--including drawings, paintings, collages and installations. Eisenman's work runs the gamut of visual references from Surrealism to Pointillism to WPA murals to name but a few, deftly moving from orgiastic crowds to Dionysian sacrifices, minotaur hunts and romps through art history and pop culture. Yet the wit and scope of Eisenman's vision often disguise the intimacy of her work. Here, cliches are turned inside out, gender roles are questioned and one is engaged without fully realizing that the lushly painted scenes are always revealing something very personal. Features an essay by the painter Amy Sillman, a "panel discussion" between some of Eisenman's paintings by Matt Sharpe and a biography.