Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nicole Eisenman named as a 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner

By Robin Pogrebin

Nicole Eisenman, the artist, was in the meat section of a Fire Island grocery store, buying bacon. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” thought it was the cable company calling to beg him to reconsider his recent service cancellation. Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the best-selling nonfiction book “Between the World and Me,” was at home in his Paris apartment when the call came. These three were among the 24 people selected as 2015 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The fellowships, which have come to be known as “genius grants,” come with a stipend of $625,000 over five years — no strings attached. [link]
he artist Nicole Eisenman in her Brooklyn studio. Credit John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.