Art is everywhere and it captures the human spirit. In An Object of Beauty: A Novel, Steve Martin delves into the business of the art world.  Funny man Martin beautifully captures the ins and outs of the high life of contemporary art in New York City.  Lacey Yeager is an ambitious woman who sets to conquer this world an head to the top.

With some beautifully plated color art within the books, it was fun to see one of Woman I by William de Kooning that is on display at the High Museum of Art in their exhibit Fast Forward.

The other central character in the book is Daniel Chester French Franks, who was a one time lover–yes just one time–to Lacey.

The book is witty and really takes you on a ride of this high power and money fueled industry. Who would think that you could capture creativity for a price?

Book Facts:

An Object of Beauty: A Novel by Steve Martin

2010 Grand Central Publishing 424 pp

ISBN: 978-0-446-57364-1

 

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