An Object of Beauty - Steve Martin

AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY (Grand Central, $26.99) is the novel for the art-lover in your life. Steve Martin chronicles the last quarter-century of the New York City art scene with a discerning eye, skewering wit, and insider knowledge of a collector. The reader can decide what the true object of beauty is. It could be the real-life paintings themselves, reproduced beautifully on the page and critiqued thoughtfully by Martin through his narrator’s persona. It could equally be Lacey Yeager, the young, ambitious, bright, scheming, and attractive lover of art, money, and men, in that order. Lacey rises from the basement of Sotheby’s to become a dominant player in the world of taste and profit-making. In this page-turner, Martin combines the true appraisal of great and worthy art with the back-room dealings and the private agendas of collectors and critics that ultimately decide what an object of beauty is worth. The result is surprising.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780446573658
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 15th, 2011