Eric Fischl: Mix and Match (2020)

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Print: Full color digital archival print on Epson Ultra Presentation Matte paper
Image Size: 371 x 279 mm (14.6 x 11 in)
Paper Size: 508 x 406 mm (20 x 16 in)
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered

Mix and Match, based on a unique iPad drawing, incorporates many of the motifs that made Fischl one of the most important and influential painters of the past four decades. This exclusive edition celebrates the beauty in chance encounters and features a classic Fischl beach scene with two women in mismatched bikinis. Proceeds will benefit scholarships and programming at the New York Academy of Art.

"I'm of two minds about art in times of trouble. As artists, our gift and our skill set is that we can organize feelings and emotions into shapes, colors, forms and images in such ways that they capture and embody what we are experiencing. This is why art is important at any time but especially in times as complex and frightful as we are in now. So there is a part of me that wants to creatively rush into battle against the dark forces that fuel our fear and anger. But there is another part of me that wants to soothe this agitation with images of tenderness, joy, humor and sun-filled beauty that can keep us connected to our hopes and our optimism rather than our fear and panic. I would say Mix and Match falls into the latter category." —Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. He first gained the art world's attention in the late 1970s for his depictions of the dark side of suburban life. Fischl's paintings from that time dealt with issues of early sexuality and voyeurism against the backdrop of middle-class American life. To this day, Fischl's work is consistent in its exploration of human relationships. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Fischl's paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and his work is represented in many museums, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Louis Art Museum, Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, Musèe Beaubourg in Paris, The Paine Weber Collection, and many others. Fischl has collaborated with other artists and authors, including E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Jerry Saltz and Frederic Tuten.

Eric Fischl is also the founder, President and lead curator for America: Now and Here. This multi-disciplinary exhibition of 150 of some of Americaís most celebrated visual artists, musicians, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers is designed to spark a national conversation about American identity through the arts. The project launched on May 5th, 2011 in Kansas City before traveling to Detroit and Chicago.

Fischl is a Fellow at both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY with his wife, the painter April Gornik.