I had a hard time getting my hands on a copy of Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, which is surprising considering it won the Pulitzer in 1991. You’d think this award-winning biography of one of the world’s most famous artists would be readily available everywhere. After reading the […]
Despite the fact that I haven’t read all the books on my Christmas reading list from last year, I am definitely going to reread A Christmas Carol again sometime this month. It’s an annual tradition that I’ve really grown to love and look forward to. In my opinion, A Christmas Carol is not a book […]
“My aim in life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can. Then, at the end of my life, I hope to pass away, looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, ‘Oh, the pictures I might have made!’” There were many things I didn’t know about Vincent […]
This week I’m (still) reading Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. I’m about halfway done with this mammoth bio (900+ pages), and even though it’s incredibly heavy to lug around, I’ve really been enjoying it. What are you reading?
“They can be stuffed in purses, left in buses, dropped in toilets, used as coasters, eaten and thrown away. Their covers can be ripped off! Their spines can be broken! To buy a paperback today is to buy the means of revenging oneself on Western culture.” – John Leonard, New York Times Book Review editor […]