Nicole Eisenman's Night Studio: Getting Intimate with Art History

New York | 18 May

Strikingly vivid and tender, Night Studio epitomizes Nicole Eisenman’s ability to engage contemporary concerns with an incomparable painterliness, developing a distinct figurative language that combines the dreamlike and the lucid, the absurd and the banal, the stereotypical and the countercultural and queer. In Night Studio, Eisenman paints a moment of reprieve brought on by flashes of intimacy, evoking a sense of how small the world can be but at the same time how incredibly rich. The painting emerges from a pivotal shift in the artist’s practice as the artist began moving away from types and caricatures towards work that is fundamentally driven by questions of form and a deeply creative interest in the individual.

Night Studio from Nicole Eisenman will be offered in Sotheby’s Now Evening Auction on 18 May at Sotheby’s New York as a part of the New York Sales presented in partnership with CELINE.

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