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Banksy and Rinaldo


Art, street art, Toronto, Banksy, novels about artists, Rinaldo, Alexander Wainwright, The Trilogy of Remembrance, novels, suspense, mystery, literary. Michael Israel, art criticism.

    I approach visual art neither as a painter nor an art critic. My perspective is that of a novelist. What’s the connection? I “create” artists as characters for some of my books [The Remembrance Trilogy, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing]. To do that, I try to imagine what […]

Shock, Awe and Banksy


Banksy, conceptual art, graffiti, novels, The Trilogy of Remembrance, Sid Vicious, art,

I first published this post in October 2012 about the graffiti artist Banksy. The ideas raised by Banksy’s art caught my attention because they reminded me greatly of a those of a character, Rinaldo, the conceptual artist, found in The Trilogy of Remembrance. I’m just on the point of publishing the third novel in that […]

Shock, awe and Banksy


My friend, Marjolyn, was reading The Drawing Lesson when she received the following in the mail from Canadian painter Robert Genn. It captures his interaction with the audience at a speaking engagement. He has graciously given me permission to reproduce it here. My state of confusion August 3, 2010 Dear Marjolyn, “You don’t understand, Mr. […]