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Interview: alumnus Eric Fischl discusses newly released memoir

Eric Fischl: Born to be Bad Boy

BY Delphine Barguirdjian

May, 21, 2013
The Observer

Eric Fischl’s memoir (out tomorrow) hasn’t even hit bookstores, but already the painter is making waves in the art world with revelations of his promiscuous past and the boldly critical statements aimed at his contemporaries. Named after the infamous work that propelled him to art-world stardom, Fischl’s memoir is also an account of all that being an artist encompasses. Touching on everything from a painter’s creative process to maneuvering the social art scene, Bad Boy comes off as part tell-all, part portrait of an artist. SCENE caught up with the Sag Harbor-based Fischl to get his take on what it means to be an artist in the 21st Century.

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