Eric Fischl, ‘New Works on Paper and in Cast Glass (Portfolio),  (Arching Woman, Tumbling Woman, Crouching Woman)’, 2012, Contessa Gallery

On watercolor paper

About Eric Fischl

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.

American, b. 1948, New York, New York, based in Sag Harbor, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

American Realism: A Survey, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York
Fast Forward: Paintings from the 1980s, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Disturbing Innocence, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Eric Fischl - New Works, KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles