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Basquiat and Charlie Parker


Video, Basquiat, Charlie Parker, Rinaldo, Alexander Wainwright, creativity, inspiration, art, literature

          It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am Rinaldo, the conceptual artist, who appears in The Trilogy of Remembrance in the role of “thorn in the side” [I use the polite term] of Alexander Wainwright. An immense gulf  lies between the two of us on the question […]

Basquiat: the Artist as a Young Man.


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My name is Alexander Wainwright, a landscape painter, living in London, but also in books and apparently Cyberspace. Time and space can get confusing. But more about that some other day. You may already have met me in the novels of The Trilogy of Remembrance or on my Facebook Page. Since I am a character […]

Basquiat: Now is the Time.


Basquiat, Madonna, Warhol, AGO, art, Paramount, Collaboration Project, graffiti, street art, racism, Selma, Edmund Pettis Bridge, New York City, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tony Robinson, novels about artists, The Trilogy of Remembrance

You know how it is. You’ve been aware of an artist for years, but somehow haven’t really stopped up to look closely at his work–unfortunately! But now is the time. I’ve just come back from a terrific exhibition at The Art Gallery of Ontario of  the work of the artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. A brief search […]

Toronto Street Art [by committee]


Graffiti, street art, Banksy, Toronto, art, artists, novels, suspense, mystery, literary, Trilogy of Remembrance, Rinaldo, Alexander Wainwwright

#art #street art #Toronto #novels #suspense #amwriting  #creativity I’m a born and bred Torontonian! Almost every culture and language is here. The city affects my writing both as a setting and in ways of looking at a world teeming with  immense variety. And as a Torontonian, I also feel entitled to point out the city’s […]

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 […]