This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Eric Fischl. His new memoir “Bad Boy,” co-written with Michael Stone, has just been published by Crown. In the book, Fischl talks about growing up on Long Island, his mother’s alcoholism and suicide, his discovery of art, his meteoric rise in the New York art world during the cocaine-fueled 1980s, how he was motivated to become sober and how his travels and life experiences have fueled his work in the decades since.
This is Fischl’s 2002 Krefeld Project: Sunroom, Scene 1. On this week’s MAN Podcast, Fischl and host Tyler Green discuss whether Fischl’s longstanding interest in Richard Diebenkorn may be behind some of the details in this work. At bottom is Diebenkorn’s 1958 Woman in Profile from the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. While the Fischl isn’t a specific riff on Woman in Profile, it’s the kind of Diebenkorn that Fischl and Green discussed.