Painter, sculptor, and printmaker Eric Fischl (born 1948 in New York, USA), likes to pull back the curtain to expose the sordid and often disturbing narratives of American domestic life. His suburban upbringing in the country club environs of affluent Long Island exposed him to its underbelly of alcoholism, sexual repression, and superficiality. Termed a Neo-Expressionist, Fischl came to prominence in the 80s with his figurative… Read more
About the artwork
This series of lithographs sees Fischl returning to the recurring motif of bullfighting, the artist capturing the swift movement of both fighter and beast in print form. The man's cape twists and twirls with his rapid motion. The outlines of both figures are blurred and the background is full of animated strokes—altogether this makes for an energetic rendering of this deadly dance in dramatic red and black.