Artifice: Art Gallery – Chapter 1/39 by Eric Bickernicks

Artifice Cover imageArtifice: Art Gallery – Chapter 1/39
by Eric Bickernicks

Genre: Comedy

Written by Eric Bickernicks
Copyright ©2017 by Eric Bickernicks



Chapter 1 of 39 – Art Gallery.

Animated Audiobook trailer:

This is a full 6 hour audio book read by over 40 different voice actors. I’ll try to upload a section each week. Gavin was narrated by the author Eric Bickernicks.

Synopsis: Would you like a couch with that painting?

Obscurity is a way of life for Gavin Vonn Getch, a painter who works at a frame shop in a small New England town. His life changes when billionaire Gary Eastman enters his shop and becomes the ultimate patron: a lifetime commission for all his work in exchange for a crap-load of money.

Some of his artist buddies envy him and others think he’s sold out. Curious as to where his paintings are being displayed, he makes a trip to the DLC headquarters, where a shocking discovery forces him to reevaluate his deal with Eastman and his identity as an artist.

Why does an artist create? What alternatives are there to completely selling out? Is there no genius—only marketing? The book is a satirical, and sometimes surreal look at the art world.

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Listen next: Artifice: Chapters 2 to 5 of 39 by Eric Bickernicks

about the author

Story first…screw genre. C’mon, how much literary ‘pizza and beer’ can one consume? (I guess a lot) Hello obscurity. #nonconformist.

Author website:

Feel free to contact me above if my grand plan completely sinks into obscurity here on Bibliophone and you’d like to know what the hell happened with Gavin. (or would like to prod me to continue uploading the story.)

listener reviews

Consider yourself prodded! by David Sears on 24 May 2017

An intriguing and inviting first chapter about a group of hapless and pretentious artists who could only have been conjured in the imagination of one who knows the arena! Which I don’t, so I won’t pretend to be an expert, but this chapter definitely brought some funny and enticing characters to life. Great narration too by the way.

I’d go into more detail regarding the synopsis but suffice to say, an artist burning his art for…art’s sake, an exasperated proprietor, and a group of other characters with comically contrasting views on what makes ‘art’ will leave you wanting the next chapter. I’ll give this a 10 for chapter one. Don’t let me down Mr Bickernicks!

Rating: 10/10


Great opening chapter by Jason on 25 May 2017

Really enjoyed listening to this. Not sure what’s happening next but the author’s blurb has got me looking forward to more, and as has already been said, the narration is excellent.

Rating: 10/10