Welcome artist David Baggarly to the first installation of a new topical series: THE VAN GOGH BOAT. The concept stems fromRene Riccard, American poet, actor, art critic, painter, and Southcoast native. In 1981, he penned The Radiant Child about Painter Jean Michell Basquiat which is often referred to as the seminal Artforum article. The following is an excerpt from the article.
Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. There's no trip so horrible that someone won't take it. The idea of the unrecognized genius slaving away in a garret is a deliciously foolish one. We must credit the life of Vincent Van Gogh for really sending this myth into orbit.
How many pictures did he sell? One? He couldn't give them away. We are so ashamed of his life that the rest of art history will be retribution for Van Gogh's neglect. No one wants to be part of a generation that ignores another Van Gogh.
David is a painter and was previously featured in In-Focus Podcast Number 13. He was born and raised in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. Davis Baggarly graduated in 1985 with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland.
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