Eric Fischl was one of the first contemporary painters I remember embracing in the 1980s. I loved his memoir, Bad Boy: My Life On and Off The Canvas, and suggest that every serious artist should read it. Here’s a quick video review of the book.
Summer is for light reading by the pool or on the deck, but you can still enjoy lots of books while maintaining a tie to your art business. Here is a list of novels that have artists as their main character. My Favorites: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova; Spending by Mary Gordon; and An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin.
I think of IRBITS as a reference book, but some people read it cover to cover and never look at it again. I’d like for that to change. There is plenty of face-saving information between the covers that you shouldn’t miss. Here are four to review right away (all page numbers are from 2011 edition). 1. General Guidelines for Writing Your Artist Statement
Guest blogger Cynthia Morris Here suggests ways to make your book reviews less onerous and more effective. Above all, she says try a recommendation rather than a critical review.
Guest blogger Cynthia Morris discusses how writing about books can help us both personally and professionally and provides four reasons to consider reviewing books for your blog or newsletter.
Lindsey Harnish of the Ferndale Public Library in Michigan inquires: “I just won a grant for my library, specifically to purchase art business books. While I’ve got a long list of titles on my wish list, are there particular books that you strongly recommend?” Here’s what I recommend.