Eric Fischl, ‘Rays; and Dog’, 1989, Phillips

Property from an Important New York Collection
Rays image: 31 x 45 in. (78.7 x 114.3 cm)
Dog image: 33 x 41 1/4 in. (83.8 x 104.8 cm)
Both sheets: 35 1/2 x 54 in. (90.2 x 137.2 cm)

Signature: Both signed, dated and numbered 72/100 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, both unframed.

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