Eric Fischl’s Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas is a must read. The book is compelling and beautifully written — you won’t be able to put it down. It chronicles Fischl’s formative youth, his early days at Cal Arts, his marriage to April Gornik, the frenetic New York art scene in the 1970s and 1980s and his representation by Mary Boone. Adam Gopnik said “A brave and beautiful book about the difficulties of practicing as a painter in America, and a reminder of how essential the courage of the pursuit of a personal vision is to art.” I agree.
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