Eric Fischl was asked, during the Q&A period after his VCU lecture yesterday, if he had seen John Currin's most recent show at Gagosian -
"the angriest, most hostile show I'd ever seen"
"I was struck by the misanthropic animus that was being projected"
"the caricturish _____, .. parody of it, the way he used objects to humiliate his subjects..."
"some fabulous strategies... he would paint an old woman's face on a younger woman's body, for example"
RELATED: Photographer Alec Soth also saw it... but says that "not only is he an outrageously talented painter, there is genuine affection in the work."