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Billion Dollar Painter

by G. Eric Kuskey, Jim Meskimen & Bettina Gilois Blackstone Publishing (September 09, 2014)

The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade,self-described "Painter of Light," and the dramatic rise--and fall--of hisbillion-dollar gallery and licensing business

He was just one man, but Thomas Kinkade...

The Missing Matisse

by Pierre H. Matisse & Jean Brassard Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2016)

An artful journey of discovery in the search for true identity and truth

Born into a famous family of artists, Pierre Matisse grew up immersed in the artistic life of Paris and the French Riviera, spending time...

Caveat Emptor

by Ken Perenyi & Dan Butler Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2013)

The true story of America's greatest art forger! Ten years ago, an FBI investigation was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail...


by Arianna Huffington & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2012)

This landmark biography penetrates the barriers of legend to bring to full and intimate life a man whose burning passions—for painting, women, and ideas—were matched by a compulsion to invent reality in...

Vincent van Gogh

by Julius Meier-Graefe, Wanda McCaddon & John Holroyd-Reece Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

The lives of many famous artists have been shrouded in mystery and conjecture, but none have been more controversial than the life of Vincent van Gogh.

Remembered for his swirling brushstrokes and burning colors,...

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

by Dito Montiel & Jason Collins Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Orlandito “Dito” Montiel grew up wild in the streets of Astoria, Queens, pulling pranks for Greek and Italian gangsters and confessing at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, gobbling hits of purple...

De Kooning's Bicycle

by Robert Long & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Some of the twentieth century’s most important artists and writers—from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Fairfield Porter to Jean Stafford—lived and worked on the East End of Long Island. The home they...

It's What I Do

by Lynsey Addario & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (February 05, 2015)

MacArthur Genius Grant winner Lynsey Addario's relentlesspursuit of complex truths drive this heart-pounding and inspirational memoir ofa photographer's life.

Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a youngphotographer...

Lives of the Artists, Vol. 1

by Giorgio Vasari, Wanda McCaddon & George Bull Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Georgio Vasari’s original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. This historical work describes the lives of forty-five artists, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli,...

The Lonely City

by Olivia Laing & Susan Lyons Blackstone Publishing (June 21, 2016)

An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

You can be lonely anywhere,...

You Belong to the Universe

by Jonathon Keats & Josh Bloomberg Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2016)

A compelling call to apply Buckminster Fuller's creative problem solving to present-day problems

A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was...

Lives of the Artists

by Kathleen Krull, John C. Brown & Melissa Hughes Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2010)

In this entertaining, informative collection, listeners will discover the idiosyncrasies--sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic--of twenty famous artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Peter Bruegel,...


by Suzanne Fagence Cooper & Sophie Ward Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of England's Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped...

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

by Andy Warhol & Vikas Adam Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2015)

ThePhilosophy of Andy Warhol, first published in 1975, is less a memoir than a collectionof riffs and reflections. The private AndyWarhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; aboutNew...

Citizen Keane

by Adam Parfrey, Cletus Nelson & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (March 17, 2015)

Teary, big-eyed orphans and a multitude of trashyknockoffs epitomized American kitsch art as they clogged thrift stores fordecades.

When Adam Parfrey tracked down Walter Keane--thecredited artist of the weepy...


by Marcia Davenport & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 1991)

Realistic, moving, engrossing, and positively brilliant, this biography recreates Mozart, the man and his music, against the background of the world he lived in. For Marcia Davenport, the research and writing...

The Joke's Over

by Ralph Steadman, James Adams & Kurt Vonnegut Blackstone Publishing (October 02, 2007)

In early 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former Hell’s Angel, one Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote later...