Nicole Eisenman

Edition Review

  • Nicole Eisenman, Tiffany Crossing the Alborz (2015)

  • Glow-in-the-dark woodcut, 23 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Edition of 15. Printed and published by 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn. $3,700.

Eisenman has restored to the representation of the human form a cultural significance that had waned during the ascendancy of abstraction in the twentieth century.” So wrote the MacArthur Foundation in announcing the artist’s fellowship award1 last fall. The stories she tells—intimately personal or politically satirical—juxtapose the glories and miasma of contemporary life, particularly as it is lived on the margins.

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  1. “MacArthur Fellows/Meet the Class of 2015: Nicole Eisenman,” MacArthur Foundation, published 28 Sept 2015, https://www.macfound.org/fellows/936/. []