A Young Editor At A Los Angeles Art Museum Finds Herself Pulled Into The Disturbing And Dangerous World Of A Famous Artist Who Goes Missing On The Opening Night Of Her Exhibition Kim Lord Is An Avant Garde Figure, Feminist Icon, And Agent Provocateur In The L.A Art Scene Her Groundbreaking New Exhibition Still Lives Is Comprised Of Self Portraits Depicting Herself As Famous, Murdered Women The Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, Among Many Others And The Works Are As Compelling As They Are Disturbing, Implicating A Culture That Is Too Accustomed To Violence Against Women As The City S Richest Art Patrons Pour Into The Rocque Museum S Opening Night, All Of The Staff, Including Editor Maggie Richter, Hope The Event Will Be Enough To Save The Historic Institution S Flailing Finances Except Kim Lord Never Shows Up To Her Own Gala Fear Mounts As The Hours And Days Drag On And Lord Remains Missing Suspicion Falls Upon The Up And Coming Gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, Who Happens To Be Maggie S Ex A Rogue S Gallery Of Eccentric Art World Figures Could Also Have Motive For The Act, And As Maggie Gets Drawn Into Her Own Investigation Of Lord S Disappearance, She Ll Come To Suspect All Of Those Closest To Her Set Against A Culture That Too Often Fetishizes Violence Against Women, Still Lives Is A Page Turning Exodus Into The Art World S Hall Of Mirrors, And One Woman S Journey Into The Belly Of An Industry Flooded With Money And Secrets.
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- 275 pages
- Still Lives
- Maria Hummel
- 22 August 2017 Maria Hummel