Bronze 15.8 x 6.8 x 5.2cm / 6.2 x 2.7 x 2 inches
Edition of 15, initialled and numbered
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About the work
The body of this figure is cast from an antique Sylpho-Nathol disinfectant bottle. It carries in its right arm a vessel cast from a smaller bottle which functions as a vase. Sculpture has been an integral part of multi-disciplinary artist Nicole Eiseman’s work since 2012, when she started making figures and heads out of plaster and wood. Since then, she has been exploring the qualities of bronze and other sculptural materials in inventive ways, often incorporating found objects or forms that can contain fluids.
This limited-edition sculpture is created to accompany the exhibition Nicole Eisenman: What Happened (10 October 2023 – 14 January 2024). The exhibition examines the full span of Eisenman’s work, from humorous drawings and vast murals made during the 1990s to a large-scale moving sculpture Maker’s Muck made in 2022, which shows the artist at a potter’s wheel surrounded by objects and sculptural maquettes from her studio.
About the artist
Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, France, lives and works in Brooklyn, USA) works across painting, drawing, installation and sculpture. She received the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship award in 2015 for ‘expanding the expressive potential of the figurative tradition in works that engage contemporary social issues and restore cultural significance to the representation of the human form.’ Additionally, she has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (1996), Carnegie Prize (2013), the Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize (2018), and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2018.
Her work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, such as Nicole Eisenman: Untitled (show) at Hauser & Wirth, New York (2022); Heads, Kisses, Battles: Nicole Eisenman and the Moderns at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld (2021), which travelled to Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2022), Foundation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles (2022) and Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Hague (2022); Nicole Eisenman: Giant Without a Body at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2021); and Nicole Eisenman: Sturm und Drang at The Contemporary Austin, Austin (2020). Her work has also been included in the Whitney Biennial in 1995, 2012, and 2019, and the 2019 Venice Biennale, as well as having been acquired by public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Tate, London.
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