27 March 2013

South African edition announced!

My book is now available for pre-order! In South Africa, it will be available from late May.

Author: Boris Gorelik
Category: Biography: The Arts
ISBN: 9780624056775
Price (incl. VAT): R 230.00
Format: Soft cover, 320 pp with 32 pages of illustrations.

Read more on the Tafelberg website.

Order it at Kalahari.com for only R161.

25 March 2013

Buy my book at Amazon

My book Incredible Tretchikoff is available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk!

Note to readers in South Africa: Tafelberg is bringing out the local edition two months earlier. For you, there's no need to order it from overseas. But I'd appreciate it if you could share the news with your friends and family in Britain.

You can read more about Incredible Tretchikoff on my British publisher's website.

Pre-order my book

It's official!

My British publisher has announced my forthcoming book:

Art / Books, London
288 pages
21.3 x 13.7 cm portrait
50 colour and b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-1-908970-08-4
July 2013
£15.95 / US $25.00 / €18.95

Read more on the publisher's website

Pre-order the British edition at Amazon.co.uk
Note: the South African edition is coming out in May, two months earlier.

22 March 2013

A stranger in his home town, part 2

Vladimir Tretchikoff, whose painting Chinese Girl fetched close to £1 million at auction in London on Wednesday, is known the world over. But not in his native country.
Read my article for Daily Maverick (South Africa) (in English)

21 March 2013

A stranger in his home town

In Tretchikoff's home town, Petropavlovsk in Northern Kazakhstan, very few people know of this artist. Prints of his work have never been available either in the USSR or in Russia. So I wrote an article for them to learn more about their famous compatriot and the record-breaking Chinese Girl sale.
Read the article (in Russian only)

Petropavlovsk Art Museum

Reviving the blog

Now that The Washington Post and Associated Press quoted this long-defunct blog, I suppose it's time for me to bring it back to life.

The most important piece of information I want to share today is some news about my forthcoming book, Incredible Tretchikoff. It's the first complete biography of the controversial artist. It took me three years, many thousands of dollars and a number of intercontinental journeys to finish.

My book will be published in South Africa and Great Britain.

Incredible Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik
South African edition
South African edition: Incredible Tretchikoff, Tafelberg, Cape Town, available from May 2013

International edition: Incredible Tretchikoff: Life of an Artist and Adventurer, Art / Books, London, available from July 2013. Pre-order now at Amazon.co.uk