Rosemarie Trockel is a German conceptual artist who draws on themes of sexuality and feminism to criticize the contemporary art scene. Her body of works includes objects, plastics, videos, installations and drawings but she is perhaps most famous for her knitted pieces and wool paintings. Rosemarie Trockel often generates controversy with her pieces, most notably her installation Haus für Menschen und Schweine (A House for Pigs and… Read more
About the artwork
Named after Lewis Carroll's famous series of children's books describing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this silkscreen print depicts a beautiful young woman, smiling comfortably at the viewer. The title is a reflection of Rosemarie Trockel's interest in notions of transformation embodied—particularly alchemy. The theme of Alice also makes appearances in other of her works, such as The White Carrot (1991). Known for her exploration of feminist themes, this silkscreen addresses issues of beauty and woman's place in society.