June 19, 2014 - The Broad - Eric Fischl & Steve Martin, in-person and streaming live online
June 19, 2014

Eric Fischl & Steve Martin, in-person and streaming live online

The Broad museum presents
The Un-Private Collection:
Eric Fischl and Steve Martin

June 23, 2014, 8pm PT

The Broad Stage
Los Angeles


In anticipation of the museum’s opening in 2015, The Broad launched The Un-Private Collection, a series of conversations featuring unexpected pairings of cultural leaders and influential artists in the Broad collections, taking place at venues around Los Angeles.

On June 23, celebrated painter and sculptor Eric Fischl will be joined onstage by comedian, actor, art collector and Fischl’s longtime friend, Steve Martin. Fischl’s 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.

This upcoming talk—the seventh in The Un-Private Collection series—comes on the heels of two extraordinarily successful programs—one with Jeff Koons and cult filmmaker John Waters, which drew 1,900 people, and one with Takashi Murakami and writer Pico Iyer, which attracted over 1,200 people to the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Videos of all past programs in the series, which have been collectively viewed over 10,000 times by online audiences, are available at thebroad.org.

This talk is sold out, but a rush line will be available the night-of the event at The Broad Stage.

Mark your calendar for Monday, June 23, 8pm PT, to watch a live stream of the conversation in real time at  thebroad.org. Questions from online and in-person audiences are taken for the speakers to address at the end of the program. Tweet @TheBroad using #FischlMartin to submit your questions.

Upcoming talks in The Un-Private Collection series
John Currin and James Cuno, September 14, The Getty Center
Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay, October 11, Writers Guild Theater

About The Broad
The Broad is a contemporary art museum under construction on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles dedicated to the collections of Eli and Edythe Broad. Designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the museum will open in 2015 and will offer free general admission to all. The Broad will be home to the nearly 2,000 works of art in the Broad collections, which are among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.

For complete program details, live streams of all upcoming programs, podcasts of past programs, tickets, and to sign up for e-news, visit thebroad.org.

The Broad museum presents Eric Fischl & Steve Martin, in-person and streaming live online
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