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Something to Do with Wings: A Memoir

Novak Joe Novak

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Title: Something to Do with Wings: A Memoir

Publisher: iUniverse

Binding: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 360 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 1.2in.This memoir of a Harvard trained lawyer turned artist is, among other things, about the power of commitment. Here are some highlights from Joe Novaks book: His friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. Novaks proposed plan to extend capital ownership to low income workers in Puerto Rico, promoted by Governor Luis A. Ferre, who later stated it was the most important agenda of his administration. Publishing a major monograph on the Cuban artist, Agustin Fernandez. Designing and drafting the plans of a residence on Fire Island featured in House Beautiful. Co-producing an Off-Broadway musical. Conversing with Andy Warhol at Studio 54, from which came the title of this book. Joining Alcoholics Anonymous in New York City, and within three months becoming a full time painter, a career he has pursued with passion for almost three decades. Being mentored in East Hampton by Peter Busa, an original member of the New York School, and visiting Willem de Kooning in his studio with Busa. Exploring the effects of light on perception in a project called Light Emanations in Santa Fe. A retrospective of Novaks paintings was held at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in conjunction with his fiftieth reunion. Novaks works are in hundreds of collections, public and private, including major art museums. He lives in Rancho Mirage, California with his partner, Willie Lebron. His website is www. joenovak. com. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781440197772

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Synopsis: This memoir of a Harvard trained lawyer turned artist is, among other things, about the power of commitment. Here are some highlights from Joe Novak's book:

  • His friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Novak's proposed plan to extend capital ownership to low income workers in Puerto Rico, promoted by Governor Luis A. Ferre, who later stated it was the most important agenda of his administration.
  • Publishing a major monograph on the Cuban artist, Agustin Fernandez.
  • Designing and drafting the plans of a residence on Fire Island featured in House Beautiful.
  • Co-producing an Off-Broadway musical.
  • Conversing with Andy Warhol at Studio 54, from which came the title of this book.
  • Joining Alcoholics Anonymous in New York City, and within three months becoming a full time painter, a career he has pursued with passion for almost three decades.
  • Being mentored in East Hampton by Peter Busa, an original member of the New York School, and visiting Willem de Kooning in his studio with Busa.
  • Exploring the effects of light on perception in a project called Light Emanations in Santa Fe. A retrospective of Novak's paintings was held at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in conjunction with his fiftieth reunion. Novak's works are in hundreds of collections, public and private, including major art museums. He lives in Rancho Mirage, California with his partner, Willie Lebron. His website is www.joenovak.com.
  • About the Author: Joe Novak's life has been one of accomplishment, hard work, sensitivity and an unshakeable belief in himself. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, he became a leading tax expert in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the sixties and early seventies. He was a partner in a major San Juan law firm, and served as consultant to the Governor of Puerto Rico on tax reform. In the early eighties, in New York City, at the age of 50, he became a serious painter, his present great passion and the source of new achievements. Throughout both careers, he has been sustained by loving relationships and supportive friendships. This memoir, written entirely by the author himself, travels with him on his 79 year journey, acknowledging his mentors and significant others and recording his experiences with the famous and not so famous. If there is a message here, it is-if we are open to life, anything is possible. Joe Novak lives and works in Rancho Mirage, California.

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