Nicole Eisenman Joins Powerhouse Hauser & Wirth Gallery Following Star Turns at the Venice and Whitney Biennials
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Nicole Eisenman Joins Powerhouse Hauser & Wirth Gallery Following Star Turns at the Venice and Whitney Biennials

Nicole Eisenman’s Sun in My Eye on the Beach (2019), which will be shown by Hauser & Wirth at its Miami Basel stand in December. ©NICOLE EISENMAN/COURTESY THE ARTIST, HAUSER & WIRTH, VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES AND ANTON KERN GALLERY, NEW YORK/PHOTO: THOMAS BARRATT What has long been rumored is now certain: Nicole Eisenman, one of the key artists of her generation, is joining the roster of powerhouse international gallery Hauser & Wirth. The decision comes at the end of an absolutely stellar 12 months for Eisenman, which saw her appear prominently in both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial in New York. The artist, who was born in 1965, has now appeared in the Whitney show three times, and was among the artists this year who asked to pull their work in protest of defense-manufacturer Warren B. Kanders’s presence on the museum’s board. Long revered for her exuberantly colored figurative paintings, which bring a playful élan and tender touch to boisterous group scenes, intimate moments between lovers, polyvalent allegorical pictures, and wry portraits and self-portraits, Eisenman has also been venturing into rollicking sculpture of late. Those works have been central attractions at the 2013 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, […]

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