Nicole Eisenman

Totem Head 1996
ink on paper 30 x 22in

"Humor is an inlet. You can seduce people with it and make them happy, and then you can sort of slap them across the face and say, 'Look again.' Humor brings people into a piece, and then they'll scratch their head and think 'Wow, what am I laughing at? Maybe this is really not so funny.'"