Known for her signature "knitting pictures", Rosemarie Trockel (born 1952 in Schwerte, DE) is a German conceptual artist whose works repeatedly draw on themes of sexuality and feminism through which she criticizes the contemporary art scene. The artist rose to prominence in the 1980s as a result of her signature with a body of work includes objects, plastics, video works, and installations, as well as drawings. Trockel's works regularly… Read more
About the artwork
A world away from her celebrated knitting pictures Artist 2000 demonstrates Rosemarie Trockel’s ability to surprise and diversify with her multifaceted oeuvre. On this pink colored portrait Trockel has etched the image of a bearded friend, bohemian in character, staring directly out at the viewer. Despite the somewhat confrontational gaze, the figure remains obscure.