A Little Bit About Ardis

I’ve been working on a video pulled from various tapes I shot over the years having to do with the publishing company my parents founded, Ardis Publishers.

I have footage from 1992-1999 (some usable, and some not so much) that I have been digitizing and compiling to be ready in time for the conference in honor of my dad at the University of Michigan this September (he would have been 75). Unfortunately most of the interviews are in Russian and I don’t have time or resources to have them all translated. Some are of friends and some are of writers like Lev Razgon, and Emma Gerstein. But hey, at least Russians will appreciate it. If anything, it is a good history lesson on the various ways the Soviet Union controlled the arts.

Here is one of the few interviews in English I did with my mom back in 1999…

It’s Actually Happening!

Pre-ordering is now live for my book on the Cooperative Press website! These will be available in December thru the usual outlets like Amazon, but I recommend getting in on the action early.

I’m happy to have just about everything in one place to share as one body of work, over 40 portraits, and putting together the family tree nearly made me cross-eyed. When you get it, you’ll see what I mean. There are actually quite a few characters that appear on the family tree that are yet to be painted! Looking through the layout, it strikes me this isn’t just an art book, but more of a fantasy/fiction novel with illustrations. I suppose it could go both ways — couldn’t it?

In case you were wondering, “Lady Justine” ended up as being chosen for the cover. You can view the whole press release here at Lee Joseph Publicity.