Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas

Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas

Eric Fischl


In Bad Boy, well known American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating exploration of his coming of age as an artist and his look for a clean narrative type within the hugely charged and aggressive ny artwork global within the Seventies and ’80s. With such infamous and arguable work as Bad Boy and Sleepwalker, Fischl joined front ranks of the US artists, in a high-octane downtown artwork scene that integrated Andy Warhol, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, and others. It was once an international of favor, popularity, cocaine and alcohol that for a time threatened to undermine all that Fischl had achieved.

Fischl rebelled opposed to the conceptual and minimalist paintings that used to be in type on the time to color compelling pictures of daily people who captured the unstated tensions of their lives. Bad Boy candidly follows Fischl’s maturation either as an artist and sculptor, the influence of his dysfunctional family members on his paintings, and his inevitable fall from grace as a brand new iteration of artists takes middle degree, and he's compelled to grapple together with his legacy and position between museums and creditors who paid hundreds of thousands of greenbacks for his canvases. superbly written, and as courageously revealing as his so much provocative work, Bad Boy takes the reader on a curler coaster experience throughout the ardour and politics of the paintings international because it has hardly been visible before.

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