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Who knows how much of this story is true, how much is embellished for the sake of a good tale. Nevertheless very enjoyable.
"the profiler" I love a great book more than almost anything (thanks to my mom who read books to the four of us at bedtime every night; no TV either). Also, I read one magazine monthly that's out of my usual zone, which has greatly broadened my knowledge & interest, bookwise, etc.
Well-written, -paced & -narrated autobiographical story about a kid who comes of age with panache, showing his penchant for living confidently & creatively, being truly open & receptive toward the people, places & experiences he most desired to experience - which is what 'living life fully' is all about even tho most of us let our conditioning or whatevers hold us in check. But not this fascinating guy, who starts hanging out at these guys' artistic household that's always filled with fetching models, underground filmmakers, and more. Not a few famous people are a part of this scene - and you'll love it!
Allowing his circle of artistic friends to influence him, Ken rises to the challenge when someone dares him to draw his own art. 'Lo n Behold, his first attempt is received well by these truly supportive, amazed people, which serves to encourage Ken to learn everything he can about Art.
And what a great beginning for an artist who almost by accident develops this long-term friendship with an art dealer-of-sorts who is also the son of a known mafia guy in NY, which certainly adds excitement & moments of dangerous living-on-the-edge. As is often the case with people who follow their energy w/o much planning, we watch & listen to Ken's trials, tribulations & reasons for creating the most incredible copies of masterpieces that use techniques that pass close inspections by the pros for decades (which techniques are explained enough for the nonartist to grasp Ken's ongoing abilities at to soak up life & knowledge, as well as meeting & developing helpful relationships with everyone he meets).
A historical story about the art scene on the edges, with mentions of famous people you are sure to recognize. Made me wish I'd lived in NY City in my 20s in the 60s & 70s. Any artist or art lover will not want to miss this lively, descriptive & true tale. Ah, the creative life when on has connections in the top of the art world, wise guys & even the tough lawyer, Roy Cohn. Even Andy Warhol wanted to meet Ken; and so will you.
Ken Perenyi is a real artist and craftsman- only problem was that I wanted the story to go on- I want this gentleman to be happy
The technical parts of the story were extremely interesting
Amazing career in Art
This book was such an intriguing and interesting story. Ken Perenyi is brilliant and very honest about how he operated. It will fascinate you and make you very careful about trusting art experts in the future.
This book was plodding and unremarkable. It's full of mostly dull personal recollections and much of the story seems dubious at best. Very well narrated, but not recommended.