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Eric Fischl

Squatter, 1985

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Aquatint and sugar lift on Zerkall-
Vellum, bound in the magazine,
10 x 8 1/4” (25,5 x 21 cm),
printed by Peter Kneubühler, Zurich,
Ed. 80/XX, signed and numbered

Pornography of gesture. The classical archetype of the Squatting Venus is given new and fleeting articulation in the vision of an eminent voyeur.


“As for what has entered Fischl’s work, it is simply consciousness: a heightened, unhappy, ambivalent consciousness that can no longer be confined to the frame of primal scenes and suburban anecdotes. Almost helplessly, it observes a constant ramification of context and themes: context that links artist and audience, audience and social class, social class and the wider world…” Peter Schjeldahl Parkett No. 5, 1985