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Celebrated painter and sculptor Eric Fischl was joined onstage by comedian, actor, art collector and Fischl’s longtime friend, Steve Martin. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Fischl helped reinvigorate the traditional medium of painting with contemporary relevance. His psychologically intense paintings, where extraordinary dreamlike scenes take place in suburban settings are some of the most memorable images of their era. In recent years, Fischl has expanded his practice to include portraiture and sculpture, always with an unflinching focus on human relationships and psychological dynamics. A pop culture icon, known primarily through his comedy work in television and film, Martin has been fascinated with modern and contemporary art nearly his entire adult life. He collects Fischl’s work, as well as major artworks by a wide range of artists, from Cindy Sherman, Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Edward Hopper and Willem de Kooning to Franz Kline, and more. The pair will discuss Fischl’s memoir, Bad Boy, his early career in Southern California, and the inspiration behind his painting and sculpture.