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After Whitney Biennale, Nicole Eisenman joins Hauser & Wirth

Confirming long-whispered rumours, prominent artist Nicole Eisenman joined international art gallery Hauser & Wirth. The announcement only further polishes her shining career which was already on the rise. In past one year, Eisenman has been featured in the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennale. It was her third appearance at Whitney. Eisenman also made the news after being one of the voices to pull their works from Whitney Biennale. This was in response to the inclusion of defence-manufacturer Warren Kanders in Whitney’s board.

Born in 1975, Nicole Eisenman had a chance to feature in the Whitney Biennale when she was just 20 years old. Over the years, she has been a recipient of multiple awards like Guggenheim Fellowship, Carnegie Prize and Anonymous Was A Woman award. Her work is known for its vibrant colour and allegorical meanings, often revolving around sexuality. Apart from paintings, Eisenman has lately also ventured into sculptures and was recently featured at the 2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster. Only a few people know that she is the great-granddaughter of American painter Esther Hamerman.

“Huddle” (2019) by Nicole Eisenman, at Anton Kern Gallery

The authorities at H&W are positively jubilant with the joining of Eisenman, referring to the collaboration as a “dream come true”. Nicole Eisenman will make her first solo outing with H&W in fall 202, at their new headquarters which is currently under-construction. However, before that, a new work by her will see light at Art Basel Miami Beach at an H&W booth.

Joining Hauser & Wirth would offer its obvious perks to Eisenman – the foremost of which is the sheer reach. The international gallery has branches in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong and Switzerland. In addition, it is building a multipurpose art centre in Spain.