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Nicole Eisenman. What Happened

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From Andy Warhol to Kara Walker. Scenes from the Collection

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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

Nicole Eisenman

Reality Show

  • Year2022
  • MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions162.6 x 210.2 cm
  • Inventory numberUAB XX
  • On viewBasement floor
  • Copyright© Nicole Eisenman. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt

More about the artwork

The remote control in one hand, the head propped up on the other, a person lies lonely on the couch with their legs drawn up. Only the sleeping cat provides company. The figure looks sleepily out of the picture with half-open eyes, not directly at the viewer, but rather at a television, the back of which can be seen in the foreground of the picture. The architecture around the scene seems to be dissolving. Bricks have come loose from the broken wall that gives us a view of this private space, and have arranged themselves precisely, but without reference to reality, in the room. “Reality Show” is what Nicole Eisenman ambiguously calls this painting, created in 2022, which for many of us reflects our own reality of the past two years.

Further artworks

Cy Twombly, Lepanto I, 2001, UAB 469Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto I, 2001 Upper floor
Malerei von Nicole Eisenman, die zwei Figuren mit einer Katze in einem Biergarten zeigen
Nicole Eisenman Beer Garden with Ulrike and Celeste, 2009 Basement floor
Cy Twombly, Lepanto IV, 2001, UAB 472aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto IV, 2001 Upper floor
2-teilige Zeichnung mit Graphit und Wasserfarbe auf Papier, auf der in der Mitte nur mit Schuhen bekleidete Frau mit erschrecktem Gesicht von links nach rechts rennt. Um sie herum sind weitere Figuren zu erkennen.
Kara Walker Yesterdayness in America Today, 2020 Ground floor
Skulptur eines blauen Kopfes, der nach rechts geneigt ist.
Nicole Eisenman Sleeping Frat Guy, 2013 Basement floor