East Ender, Eric Fischl is now making sculpture as well as paintings. Like his multi-figure canvases, his statues are garnering acclaim. Fischl’s Tumbling Woman, a mate to the Arthur Ashe Memorial bronze at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, goes on view at LongHouse this season. Commissioned to commemorate those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, it was deemed controversial and withdrawn after being installed along a Rockefeller Center concourse. In LHR’s garden, it will be seen under different circumstances. “If you look at the piece itself,” Fischl told interviewer David Rakoff, “it feels like a dream in which somebody is floating. There’s no weight…sending the crushing, rippling current back through the body as it hits a solid mass. Even though it is a massive sculpture, it feels more like tumbleweed.”


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