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By Ivan Jenson

Pop artist Milo Sonas was once a brand new York urban artwork global superstar within the 80s and 90s. After 11th of September, a apprehensive breakdown and years of obscurity, Milo unearths himself sheltered in a central authority sponsored hotel room within the Midwest. within the afternoons, he wanders the streets, haunts espresso outlets and frequents procuring shops. He additionally reviews widespread supernatural visits from well-known lifeless artists. while Milo is unexpectedly rediscovered by means of a former collector, his fortunes shift and his reemergence from obscurity is underway. even though, first he needs to care for his hugely eccentric relations, and plan either his loss of life 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 particularly see him lifeless, earlier than he's allowed to suppose, contact and flavor good fortune? Ivan Jenson’s travel de strength, written with a different new voice, also will please these conversant in Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Philip Jos? Farmer. Readers should be taken on a hilarious, sensual, heartfelt experience. lifeless Artist beneficial properties riotous stream-of-consciousness and time transferring literary riffs. during this excessive power novel Pop artwork icon, poet and writer Ivan Jenson creates a bright portrait of an artist as a post-modern guy.

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Meanwhile right now I am getting wind that my own little brother is suddenly slated to be some kind of shooting star in the art world. Give me a break! ” Look I know it was a callous thing to say. But shit, that guy has always had some kind of lucky star shining down on his life, even when he is all fucked up it seems to be up there and glowing. The guy used to just go out on the streets of New York and he would get totally showered in cash, don’t know how he did it. I was jealous of all that money coming at him while I drove a damn cab.

Can we go? ” Picasso sounded childlike. Picasso could be playful, but when he made a specific request, Milo always complied. Denying Picasso would yield either a temperamental fit, or a full-blown tantrum. ” To appease Picasso they went to the tanning salon called Midnight Tan. They each headed toward their tanning booth. Milo stripped down to his underwear and stood in front of the lamps. Vents on either side of him blasted cool air on his body. He put on his glasses and chose the hip-hop channel for his headset.

Lonely people paint with a brush loaded with paint. Maybe that's why both you and I paint with a loaded brush. But maybe now that your ship is coming in Milo, and when you find love, your paintings will become more smooth and graphic, because soon you will be bedding all those beautiful truffles. ” Milo asks casually. “Oh, I don’t know. ” Picasso stepped out of the bathroom. “Of course Milo should forget you. What good will it do the world to have another artist as victim? My advice to you Milo is to completely disassociate yourself from Vincent.

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