By Ivan Jenson
Pop artist Milo Sonas used to be a brand new York urban paintings global big name within the 80s and 90s. After 9-11, a frightened breakdown and years of obscurity, Milo reveals himself sheltered in a central authority sponsored inn room within the Midwest. within the afternoons, he wanders the streets, haunts espresso retailers and frequents buying department shops. He additionally reports common supernatural visits from recognized useless artists. whilst Milo is without notice rediscovered by way of a former collector, his fortunes shift and his reemergence from obscurity is underway. despite the fact that, first he needs to take care of his hugely eccentric family, and plan either his death mother’s funeral (that she intends to wait) and his personal marriage ceremony to a school coed, all within the related afternoon. Will Milo get away the drone of suburbia, and prevent fearing that paintings heritage could fairly see him lifeless, sooner than he's allowed to consider, contact and flavor good fortune? Ivan Jenson’s journey de strength, written with a different new voice, also will please these conversant in Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Philip Jos? Farmer. Readers might be taken on a hilarious, sensual, heartfelt trip. lifeless Artist beneficial properties riotous stream-of-consciousness and time transferring literary riffs. during this excessive strength novel Pop artwork icon, poet and writer Ivan Jenson creates a brilliant portrait of an artist as a post-modern guy.
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They made love in the back seat, not realizing that the driver’s two way dividing window was rolled down just enough for him to witness everything. The Indian driver watched Milo’s ass rise and fall, he could catch glimpses of the girl's small model-like breasts, and Milo’s hands grasping for them, and then his lips pressed up against them and the car rattled and shook from their backseat acrobatics. Some sort of force had all of a sudden beamed down on his life. For soon, he began to make the scene at gallery openings in the East Village and photographers took pictures of Milo as soon as he stepped in the doors.
The two of them, buddies for life, drank beer outside a Brazilian nightclub in Copacabana. They sat next to two young hookers who smoked cigarettes and were busy chatting among themselves in the musical language of Portuguese. When he was broke and recovering from clinical depression from a career that tanked, and exhausted from years of the hard sell hustle on 5th Avenue, Astor Place, and Union Square, it was Eli who was his last friend and invited Milo on an all expense paid trip to Rio. They had a couple of women and he had some laughs, but he had no idea where life's tide would take him.
I was always amazed at your capacity to be alone, and to like it. You taught yourself to be a painter. I used to envy you, you seemed to have so many fathers, Picasso, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Lautrec. And then you tried to be so many things before you settled on the lonely life of being a visual artist. You used to write songs, okay, so your voice was not so pretty. Bob Dylan's voice isn’t pretty either, and how about Rod Stewart's? He sounds like he has a sore throat all the time and everybody still loves him.