Thanks! :-) I had to stretch for this one, not being a visual artist. I spent a lot of time with a NYC-based oil portraitist who helped me with accuracy, and I immersed myself in reams of art journals from the era. It was either that or make David a writer, which I felt was cliche.Too many writers write about writers. Then, once I got halfway through the research, the whole looking/seeing thing popped for me, and there was no going back. The novel had to be about painting.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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