Book — An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Steve Martin (actor, comedian, writer AND art collector) wrote a page turner about a young woman’s ascent in the art world, An Object of Beauty (Grand Central Publishing, 2010). Set in New York in the 1990s, the reader follows the woman’s escapades from lowly Sotheby’s mailroom girl to high stakes art dealing. Martin peppers the plot with real events and people like the infamous and flamboyant art dealer who is nearly convicted of murder and other luminaries of the 1990s art world.

This book is humorous, irreverent and revealing. You do not need to be an art world insider to enjoy it, but if you are you’ll like it all the more. Read more…