Interview with Patricia Albers, Author of Joan Mitchell, Lady Painter: A Life

I asked biographer Patricia Albers about what drew her to Mitchell’s story, how she approached her writing, and how she came to terms with Mitchell’s difficult personality.

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Twitter & Facebook Book Club Starts July 1

Join us in reading Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter starting July 1, 2011.

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What Artists Are Reading Now

Art Books

On a couple of different days, I asked my Twitter followers what art-related book they were reading or had recently read. They’re responses enticed me to my second Kindle purchase. Keep reading to find out what I selected and what is next on my list.

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Artist Statement E-Book Now On Kindle

Artist Statement E-Book

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.

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Artists Book Club on Twitter Starts June 21

Join us and read the new biography of Leo Castelli. We’re reading together and sharing our insights on Twitter.

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New Twitter book club for artists starts September 14

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.

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Book recommendations for wealth and finance

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Read “de Kooning” with us this summer

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What does genius have to do with making art? (Book interview)

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?

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Of sharks and tribes

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