Eric Fischl: It's Where I Look...It's How I See...Their World, My World, the World

Eric Fischl: It's Where I Look...It's How I See...Their World, My World, the World

by Eric Fischl
     
 

The paintings in Eric Fischl's Krefeld Project depict a middle-aged couple in the throes of a long-term relationship, isolated but together, bored but bound. Made from photographs of hired models who inhabited a rented house for four days while the artist snapped more than 2,000 pictures, the paintings show the couple before and after sex, in the shower and…  See more details below

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The paintings in Eric Fischl's Krefeld Project depict a middle-aged couple in the throes of a long-term relationship, isolated but together, bored but bound. Made from photographs of hired models who inhabited a rented house for four days while the artist snapped more than 2,000 pictures, the paintings show the couple before and after sex, in the shower and brushing teeth, on the toilet and on the phone. According to essayist and poet Geoffrey Young, "Fischl shows flickers of desire, but more frequently he notices the ways in which a couple exists in the same room, without contact. Hopperesque in their silence, the pictures are so confidently and technically alive that even these models fronting as a couple are redeemed in their uncertainty, acknowledged in their isolation, encouraged in their effort to spark the flint to feel it all again, the passion that is only rarely given to them."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783931354329
Publisher:
Mary Boone Gallery/ Jablonka Gallery
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Francesco Clemente was born in Naples, Italy, in 1952. After studying classical languages, literature and architecture, he turned to art in the 1970s. Although he has spent a great deal of time since the early 1970s living and working in India, he has made New York City his primary residence since 1981. Clemente has been the subject of many major solo exhibitions, including several international traveling retrospectives. He is famed for his many collaborations--with artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, and poets like Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley and Rene Ricard.

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.

Richard Prince was born in 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone. He has had more than 50 solo exhibitions since 1980, at venues including the Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Sadie Coles HO, London; Parco, Tokyo; Regan Projects, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum Boijmans-Van Beunigen, Rotterdam; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His books include Why I Go to the Movies Alone (Tanem Press, 1983), Wild History (Tanem Press, 1985), Inside World (Thea Westreich, 1989), Adult Comedy Action Drama (Scalo, 1995), and 4 x 4 (Powerhouse Books, 1997). Princecurrently lives and works in New York.

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