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Eric Fischl (b. 1948)
Far Rockaway
signed, titled and dated 'Eric Fischl 1986 'FAR ROCKAWAY'' (on the reverse of each element)
oil on canvas, in two parts
overall: 110 x 145 in. (279.4 x 368.3 cm.)
Painted in 1986.
Provenance
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Adrian and Robert Mnuchin, New York
Private collection, London
Fredrik Roos, Malmö
His sale; Christie's, New York, 3 May 1994, lot 67
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
D. Whitney, ed., Eric Fischl, New York, 1988, no. 78 (illustrated).
L. Wexler, "The Art of Eric Fischl", Styling Magazine, 1988, p. 56, no. 12 (illustrated).
L. Wexler, "The Art of Fischl", Interview, 1988, pp. 64-65 (illustrated).
Eric Fischl Paintings and Drawings 1979-2001, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2003, pp. 37 and 125 (illustrated).
A. C. Danto, Eric Fischl, 1970-2007, New York, 2008, p. 149 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Aarhus Konstmuseum and Humlebaek, Louisana Museum of Modern Art, Eric Fischl, January-June 1991, pp. 71 and 97, no. 15 (illustrated).
New York, Skarstedt Gallery, Eric Fischl: Early Paintings, May-June 2011, pp. 37, 42 and 43, pl. 8 (illustrated).

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I think of art as a glue, a cultural and social glue. It's one of the means that has served to show us the things we believe in and the things we celebrate; it has served to reinforce our relationship to each other.
-Eric Fischl

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