Artifice

Artifice

by Eric Bickernicks

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Artifice by Eric Bickernicks

Would you like a couch with that painting?

Obscurity is a way of life for Gavin Vonn Getch, a painter who works at a frame shop in a small New England town. His life changes when billionaire Gary Eastman enters his shop and becomes the ultimate patron: a lifetime commission for all his work in exchange for a crap-load of money.

Some of his artist buddies envy him and others think he’s sold out. Curious as to where his paintings are being displayed, he makes a trip to the DLC headquarters, where a shocking discovery forces him to reevaluate his deal with Eastman and his identity as an artist.

Why does an artist create? What alternatives are there to completely selling out? Is there no genius—only marketing? The book is a satirical, and sometimes surreal look at the art world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153834535
Publisher: Eric Bickernicks
Publication date: 11/04/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 423 KB

About the Author

Eric, a serial entrepreneur, non-conformist existentialist, takes you through the steps of launching his own home-based, food concession business. You'll read about his encounters with weird customers, relentless health department officials and inept event coordinators. During this time, he also was documenting everything on video, and this journal links to over 80 videos which show you exactly what transpired. Author website- http://adeadguy.com Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/adeadguy.bickernicks I've burned up most of my life doing video and film production. Had some success early in life with some nationally televised comedy shorts, but when I tried to 'grab the golden ring' with a full length feature film, my body was thrown from the carousel. I embraced the meathead football culture when I was in my teens which culminated in a decade of martials arts training in my 20's and 30's. I've now matured into intellectual pacifist who can still someone's ass. I've been self-taught on multiple musical instruments, and have composed music (both loud and soft), in many different styles. I've had some success with funny novelty song compositions. For my efforts I've recieved (1) BMI check and a case of tinnitus. In my quest to avoid being beholden to a boss or an authority figure, I've pursued online marketing and kettle corn concessions. One allows me to make money at home in my underwear, while the other makes me see things as they stand - all my efforts ultimately turn into shit. Arriving this late in life, I will now call myself a writer. I certainly have a lifetimes worth of thoughts and stories to tell, but I've only brought them up to the determent of my friends. I'm going through some non-fiction books at the moment, and will have a couple of sci-fi stories to tell in the future.

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