My e-book, The Relatively Pain-Free Artist Statement, is now available in the Amazon Kindle store for $9.99. The $24 version from my site includes PDF + Word document for you to journal in on your computer, which are not available through Kindle.
Join us and read the new biography of Leo Castelli. We’re reading together and sharing our insights on Twitter.
Join our Twitter book club. It’s FREE! I select a book, anyone who wants to join in gets the book and starts reading, and we share our insights on Twitter. We’re reading about Gertrude Stein in September.
We interrupt our normally scheduled Deep Thought Thursday for this very special guest interview. Jennie Nash is the author of The Only True Genius in the Family, a novel that revolves around the lives of three generations of artists. It’s a fast, easy, and fun romp through the worlds of commercial photography, artists’ estates, graduate school, galleries, and more. I confess to waking up at 3:15 a.m. one morning to finish the last few chapters because I wanted to know the ending. Jennie agreed to a brief interview about her book for the Art Biz Blog. Alyson: Your story is full of people who make art: painters, photographers, opera singers, bakers. What role do artists play in your real life?
On a post awhile back, I listed some of my favorite nonfiction books about art and solicited others. Good to know you all are reading. Because of your suggestions, my bookshelf overfloweth. And I am afraid I’m now reading three books at once. What’s that they say about focus?
Here’s what’s on my shelf:
Barbara Ann Kipfer, Consider This: Questions That Make You Think. Who recommended this to me? It was about a month ago.
Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, and Robert B. Cialdini, Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. Heard interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
Malcolm Goldstein, Landscape with Figures: A History of Art Dealing in the United States. Recommended by Edward Winkleman.
Musa Mayer, Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston. Recommended by Christine DeCamp.
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle. Recommended by Sari