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New book - searching for gauguin

Life isn't long enough for love and art.  

           

W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) The Moon and Sixpence

Greenwich Village, 1957 —rock and roll is replacing jazz on the jukebox, Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” is on the  best seller list, and slashing, swirling brushstrokes and paint spattered across defiant canvases have transformed New York City into the new Mecca of the art world. A young girl comes to the city to seek her destiny as a painter, an NYU medical student struggles to find his manhood and a brilliant artist, damaged by his experience in the Korean War, and addicted to heroin, hustles to survive. Author Richard Karlen takes you into a subterranean world, filled with turmoil and on the cusp of change, as three very different people desperately search for their identities in the narrow streets, smoky taverns and dank artist studios of “the Village” and discover that they are all on the same quest. They are all searching for Gauguin

 

 

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