In 1981, my first book, "Collecting & Care Of Fine Art was published by Crown in New York. There had been so much hype about art as an investment that I felt the need to let the public know the truths and myths so I wrote a soup to nuts guide to the artworld and its mysterious workings.
Yes, Fine Art is an investment but should be purchased for the beauty and pleasure of the imagery first and for all other reasons second. In the book, I leveled the playing field so that new art buyers and seasoned collectors alike had a realistic view into the complex art markets armed with powerful information to help keep them from geting hurt. I earned a good deal of flack from some colleagues who resented the fact that I would divulge such truths.
"Bader Field," my second book had to be written. It broadcasts an even more important set of truths. It is a journey of love, forgiveness and acceptance. The emotional voyage began for me in the mid 1960's and never ended. It is my greatest hope that this book will reach deep into the hearts and souls of those it touches; fathers, sons, brothers, mothers, sisters and grandparents, and others as it sends a powerful message throughout its episodes.
I wish that "Bader Field" joins the list of mandatory reading for every high school student. It needs to be read and taken seriously. As an adjunct it would pair so well in the course studies of psychology, sociology, metaphysics and all other sciences of human emotion. You cannot read it and not be moved.