An Object of Beauty

An Object of Beauty - Steve Martin Lacey Yeager is a young woman entering the world of art dealing in Manhattan. She learns the craft at Sotheby’s and then steps out into her own gallery. Although there is glitz and glamour in the story Mr. Martin shows us the grittier side of the art world in this book. Not everyone has scruples, and the name of the game is money. The book touches on various aspects of the art world and for this reason I thought I would love it. It has it moments, some interesting characters and presents some truths about the world of art but honestly, it fell just a little short for me.

The book did touch a little on the Gardner Museum art theft, which I found interesting but even that plot line did not resolve itself to my satisfaction. Bottom line … I’ve read better art related fiction.