Hardback144 PagesSize: 280 × 240 mm
101 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781848224506Publication: October 01, 2021
Series: Contemporary Painters Series

'"A chameleon" is what Dan Cameron calls outstanding artist Nicole Eisenman at the very beginning of this brilliant essay. And while he is sensitively trying to fix in her words her shivering appearance as a painter, a great collection of images gives him the best imaginable support. Based on long-term research Cameron has compiled a long-overdue retrospective of one of the most thrilling contemporary artists. The result fells like an excitingly new encounter with an old love.'
Kasper Koenig  

'An indispensable introduction to THE painter of modern life. Nicole Eisenman's prodigious body of work bears witness to moments of being, whether too intoxicated, too fleeting, too absurd, or too uncanny to feel see-able by anything but history itself, or the ones who know and love you best.'
Ariana Reines  

Nicole Eisenman

Dan Cameron



  • Reproduces the most thorough gathering of Eisenman's paintings and works on paper to date
  • In recognition of Eisenman's considerable achievements, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2018 and was invited to participate in the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial in 2019

With a body of work that explores a broad spectrum of subjects - from lesbianism and feminism to contemporary politics and the natural world - Nicole Eisenman (b.1965) challenges convention and encourages viewers to construe meanings from images that demand interrogation and debate.

Illustrating paintings spanning the early 1990s to the present day, Dan Cameron unpacks the complexities of Eisenman's oeuvre via thematic chapters that address key ideas which emerge when drawing specific works together. As such, this first major account of Eisenman's painting career, presents a clear analysis of the primary motivators that have fuelled the imagination of one of the most interesting and original contemporary artists working today.
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