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Nicole Eisenman


  • Year2007
  • MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions127 x 154.9 cm
  • On viewBasement floor
  • CopyrightBeth Rudin DeWoody © Nicole Eisenman. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

More about the artwork

“Were-Artist” (2007) offers a slightly different take on the traditional self-portrait: half-beast, half artist, the figure’s hands have seemingly become hairy and claw-like from one moment to the next. Yet the title of the painting not only alludes to the mythological werewolf; here, Nicole Eisenman questions the clichés of female artistic creation and once again challenges the authority of the traditional male artist type. The first element of “werewolf” has usually been identified with the Old English “wer,” meaning “man,” and it is probably no coincidence that the striped shirt reminds us of Picasso and thus of the prototype of the ingenious and virile artist.

Further artworks

Andy Warhol, Rolling Stones – Love You Live (Mick Jagger), 1975, UAB 540
Andy Warhol Rolling Stones – Love You Live (Mick Jagger), 1975 Ground floor
Cy Twombly , Untitled, 2003, UAB 483
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003 Basement floor
Cy Twombly, Lepanto IX, 2001, UAB 477Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto IX, 2001 Upper floor
Cy Twombly, Untitles (Geata), 1992, UAB 467aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Gaeta), 1992 Upper floor
Malerei, die eine Person beim Fernsehen auf einem Sofa zeigt
Nicole Eisenman Reality Show, 2022 Basement floor