Eric Fischl: 1970-2000

Enright, Robert, Danto, Arthur C., Martin, Steve

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Synopsis: Eric Fischl emerged in the 1980s as one of America's most important figurative painters. His paintings compel the viewer to participate in a world of middle-class suburban ambiguity and drama. In Fischl's engaging and distinctly American canvases narration, sexuality, and psychology are preeminent.

This volume is the latest and most comprehensive examination of this important twentieth-century painter. Two hundred thirty-three works, selected in conjunction with the artist, present the full scope of Fischl's career over the past decades: the 1970s, with Fischl's seminal formative work; the 1980s, when he burst onto the art world; and the 1990s, with the artist's mature works, often of a personal and contemplative nature. In his most recent paintings Fischl has turned to portraits of his intimate circle of friends, including Mike Nichols, Steve Martin, and his wife, the painter April Gornik. These engrossing images have been accomplished with a mastery that has been compared to that of Caravaggio.

The introduction, by philosopher and critic Arthur Danto, places Fischl in the context of his contemporaries. Commentary drawn from interviews with Fischl, conducted by noted writer Robert Enright, accompanies the paintings. Finally, a witty and personal afterword by Steve Martin, best known as a gifted comic actor and author, but also an astute collector of modern art, discusses Barbecue, a famed Fischl painting from his private collection.

About the Author: Arthur C. Danto is the Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Columbia University and art critic for The Nation. He is the author of more than fifteen books, including Narration and Knowledge, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art, The State of the Art, The Madonna of the Future.

Robert Enright is the editor at large of Border Crossings. He has published a collection of interviews in Peregrinations: Conversations with Contemporary Artists.

Steve Martin is the famed American actor and writer. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and the author of Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays, Pure Drivel, Shopgirl, and The Pleasure of My Company: A Novel.

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Title: Eric Fischl: 1970-2000
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Publication Date: 2000
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