RAMBLINGS OF A WANNABE PAINTER
This text sheds light on Gauguin’s conception of art—widely considered a predecessor to Duchamp—and engages with many issues still relevant today: history, novelty, criticism, and the market. His voice feels as fresh, lively, sharp in English now as it did in French over one hundred years ago. Through Gauguin’s final piece of writing, we see the artist in the full throes of passion—for his work, for his art, for the art of others, and against anyone who would stand in his way.
This book is part of David Zwirner Books’ ekphrasis series, specially dedicated to publishing rare, out-of-print, and newly commissioned texts as accessible paperback volumes.