Boris' book is amazingly the first biography of the artist. Tretchikoff's partly ghost-written autobiography, Pigeon's Luck, has been out of print for years, and how much of it is actually true is open to debate, so it's great to have a biography of Tretchikoff. As it says on the cover of Pigeon's Luck, his life 'reads like a thriller', and I'd still love to see a Technicolour film made of his colourful and extraordinary life.
Buy Incredible Tretchikoff from Amazon.
Previously on Barnflakes:
How to Have Taste
Vladimir Tretchikoff: More than Pigeon's Luck