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Still Lives: a novel / Maria Hummel.

Still Lives: a novel / Maria Hummel.
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ISBN 9781619021112 (hbk)
9781619021112 (hardback)
Author Hummel, Maria author.
Hummel, Maria
Title Still Lives: A Novel / Hummel, Maria.
Still lives : a novel / Maria Hummel.
Edition First hardcover edition.
Publisher/Date Washington, USA : Counterpoint Press, 2018.
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2018.
©2018
Pagination etc. 288 p. 23 cm.
277 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note 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 -and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women
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 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 on 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 often fetishises violence, 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.
Target audience note General
Subject Art museums -- Fiction
Feminism and art -- Fiction
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Shelf Location F HUMM
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