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Eric Fischl

American, b. 1948

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Eric Fischl

American, b. 1948

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Biography

Neo-expressionist painter Eric Fischl achieved recognition in the 1980s for his figurative paintings exploring suburban adolescent sexuality, as in Sleepwalker (1979), which depicts a boy hunched over in a plastic pool, masturbating. His work commonly exposes the dark, disturbing undercurrents of American life; his unconventional 9/11 memorial sculpture, Tumbling Woman (2001), was removed from public view amid controversy. Fischl is also the founder of the “America: Now and Here” project, a mobile museum and performance space that will tour the U.S. for two years.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2006
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Solo show at a major institution
Dallas Contemporary, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Biography

Neo-expressionist painter Eric Fischl achieved recognition in the 1980s for his figurative paintings exploring suburban adolescent sexuality, as in Sleepwalker (1979), which depicts a boy hunched over in a plastic pool, masturbating. His work commonly exposes the dark, disturbing undercurrents of American life; his unconventional 9/11 memorial sculpture, Tumbling Woman (2001), was removed from public view amid controversy. Fischl is also the founder of the “America: Now and Here” project, a mobile museum and performance space that will tour the U.S. for two years.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2006
User
Solo show at a major institution
Dallas Contemporary, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Shows Featuring Eric Fischl
Articles Featuring Eric Fischl
Four Artist Couples Share the Art They Collect
Jan 31st, 2020
Four Artist Couples Share the Art They Collect
The Bad Boy Artists of the 1980s Owe a Debt to Their Feminist Predecessors
Mar 1st, 2019
The Bad Boy Artists of the 1980s Owe a Debt to Their Feminist Predecessors
In Eric Fischl’s Paintings of Trump’s America, Daddy’s in Trouble
Apr 28th, 2017
In Eric Fischl’s Paintings of Trump’s America, Daddy’s in Trouble
In Brussels, Fairgoers Find an Unlikely Subject in Eric Fischl’s Paintings—Themselves
Apr 24th, 2015
In Brussels, Fairgoers Find an Unlikely Subject 
in Eric Fischl’s Paintings—Themselves
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