Airplane

Airplane

1996
Artist
Nicole Eisenman, American, French, 1965
Born: Verdun-sur-Garonne, France
Work Locations: New York, NY
Country
United States
painting
Oil paint on board on wood panel
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2001.716

Nicole Eisenman, Airplane, 1996. Oil paint on board on wood panel. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2001.716. © Nicole Eisenman

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
image height: 58 in, 147.3200 cm; image width: 48 in, 121.9200 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

In nearly all of her paintings, drawings, and installations, Nicole Eisenman relentlessly, but humorously, explores issues of sexual politics. The star of Airplane is an unnaturally perfect centerfold nude, flaunting the Trans World Airlines logo emblazoned on her breasts. She and her fellow airplane-women rule the sky; her right finger points down to the darkness below, as if mocking those who inhabit a lower realm.  

 

© Nicole Eisenman

Exhibition History
  • "Focus: The Figure"—Denver Art Museum, 08/09/2008 - 02/2011
  • “Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 1/13/2022