The New Social Environment#666

Eric Fischl: Towards the End of an Astonishing Beauty: An Elegy to Sag Harbor, and Thus America

Featuring Fischl and Jason Rosenfeld


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Eric Fischl joins Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Joshua Edwards.

In this talk

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Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl
Portrait drawing by Phong Bui
Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Eric Fischl is also the founder, President, and lead curator for America: Now and Here. This multi-disciplinary exhibition is designed to spark a national conversation about American identity through the arts. Eric is a Fellow at both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY with his wife, the painter April Gornik.

Jason Rosenfeld

A black and white photo of Jason Rosenfeld
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Joshua Edwards reading.

Joshua Edwards

A photo of [Joshua Edwards].
Poet Joshua Edwards is the author of a half-dozen books, most recently The Double Lamp of Solitude (2022), and he translated María Baranda’s Ficticia (2010) and co-translated (with Lynn Xu) Lao Yang’s Pee Poems (2022). He directs Canarium Books and teaches at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.

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