The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

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For the song by Faith No More, see The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (song).
Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket by James McNeill Whistler. Whistler sued Ruskin over his criticism of the painting.

The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies is a book by the painter James McNeill Whistler, published in 1890. The book was in part a response to, in part a transcript of, Whistler's famous libel suit against critic John Ruskin. Ruskin, in a review of the inaugural showing at the Grosvenor Gallery, had referred to Whistler's painting Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket as "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face."[1] The book contains Whistler's letters to newspapers chronicling his many petty grievances against various acquaintances and friends.

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  1. ^ Hewison, Robert. John Ruskin. Oxford University Press, 2007. pg. 98

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