Eric Fischl: Ten Breaths

Overview

Painter Francesco Clemente once said of Eric Fischl, "If life is what happens to you as you make other plans, then 'life' is Eric Fischl's subject matter." Though Fischl is best known for his figurative paintings, this monograph presents a 2007 series of 13 sculptures and corresponding large-format gouache works. Cast in polyester and resin, the life-sized, three-dimensional nudes enter into tense dialogue with the drawings, depicting the same element of human struggle that we find in Fischl's paintings. Naked ...
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Overview

Painter Francesco Clemente once said of Eric Fischl, "If life is what happens to you as you make other plans, then 'life' is Eric Fischl's subject matter." Though Fischl is best known for his figurative paintings, this monograph presents a 2007 series of 13 sculptures and corresponding large-format gouache works. Cast in polyester and resin, the life-sized, three-dimensional nudes enter into tense dialogue with the drawings, depicting the same element of human struggle that we find in Fischl's paintings. Naked bodies without context or reference, engaged in no specific narrative, offer any number of possible interpretations. They allow the viewer to indulge in careful observation, daring us to penetrate the surface patina of the sculptures to see if anything lies beneath. A special section includes a complete catalogue raisonee of the sculptural work from 1975 through 2007.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783866781160
  • Publisher: Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Fischl was born in New York City in 1948. He received a BFA from the California Institute for the Arts in 1972. His work has been the subject of numerous important exhibitions including: the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; and the Museum of Contemparary Art, Chicago. Fischl lives and works in New York City and Sag Harbor, NY.

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Table of Contents

Eric Fischl working at Tumbling Woman II 2007 7

Samaritan 2007 8

Damage 2007 10

Preface: Ten Breaths Velt Gorner Gorner, Velt 11

Ten Breaths between Euphoria and Melancholy or "The Return of the Body" in the Art of Eric Fischl Frank-Thorsten Moll Moll, Frank-Thorsten 35

Two Rooms in the kestnergesellschaft Kay Heymer Heymer, Kay 53

Gestures of Exhaustion On the Fragile Life of Images in the Work of Eric Fischl Roland Meyer Meyer, Roland 73

Catalog of exhibited Works on Paper 89

Biography 101

Single Exhibitions 105

Group Exhibitions 109

Books and Catalogs 117

Catalog of Sculptural Works by Eric Fischl (1975-3007) 125

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