The Easel

Suburban Gothic: An Interview With Eric Fischl

After noting that he didn’t sell at auction for as much as Koons, Fischl was told by a collector  ‘let’s face it, you didn’t make the cut’! Fischl is widely admired (and collected) for his paintings of striving American suburbs. Why isn’t he more of an auction room star? Perhaps it’s that the optimism of his suburbia no longer quite gels with the country’s present mood.