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AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY de Steve Martin
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AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY (edició 2010)

de Steve Martin (Autor)

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"Steve Martin's latest novel examines the glamour and the subterfuge of the fine art world in New York City"--Provided by publisher.
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Títol:AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY
Autors:Steve Martin (Autor)
Informació:Grand Central Publishing (2010), Edition: First Edition
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A very easy read, fun gossipy art world stories. ( )
  Automaticleigh | Mar 3, 2022 |
Lacey is a young woman entering the art field as a seller at a gallery and she is determined to succeed in the business. Her story is told through the eyes of her college friend Daniel.

I really wanted to like this book and had anticipated that I would. A story about the art world as told by Steve Martin (whose other books I'd love)? Sign me up! But I found it terribly dull and just plain awful.

To tackle the first part: terribly dull. Nothing much really happens in this book. There were a couple of moments where it seemed like the story could get really interesting -- once when Lacey suspects her boss might be behind a famous art theft and then later when Lacey is accused of fixing an art auction. But both plotlines peter out pretty quickly and lack any real exciting action. Instead we hear about Lacey's sexual exploits, which can't really be described as relationships because she makes a point of how it's only about sex for her.

Which brings me to the second point: just plain awful. I didn't feel this with other books I read by Martin, but this seems like a master class in how to write women badly. Everything that Lacey does is tied in to her sexuality somehow. She's that mystical woman that no man can ever really 'possess.' I don't remember the exact language used because it's been a couple of months between reading and reviewing, but it was pretty much all eyeroll worthy.

To add insult to injury, the audiobook version was not read by Martin but by someone else who just added to the dullness by not breathing life into the characters. A few accents/voices were created, but the reading was overall fairly placid and borderline monotone.

I felt like I walked away from this book having just wasted time. I gained no new insights into the art world and I certainly didn't care about these characters or what happened to them. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Jan 2, 2022 |
funny, would read another Steve Martin book
  royragsdale | Sep 22, 2021 |
I Enjoyed this book. I lot of people just want the funny Steve Martin, and didn't care for this book. It had funny bits, but I really enjoyed the story that the author wrote about a art gallery girl trying to find her way in the art world. ( )
  ShannonRose4 | Sep 15, 2020 |
An Object of Beauty is the story of Lacey Yeager, a young, unethical and heartless art dealer in NYC who will do anything to get ahead. I love Martin's writing style and his astute observations of the NY art world made this hard to put down despite an extremely unlikeable protagonist. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
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"I couldn’t be a woman," Steve Martin once joked, "because I’d play with my breasts all day." Now he has written a novel about a young woman, but nearly the only thing he can imagine about her is wanting to play with her breasts. The Object of Beauty is a nasty exercise in narcissism, particularly in the narcissism of the famous.
 
Dark subject matter is conveyed with certain smart-assey detachment. Martin knows when to drop a joke in before things get too serious. Timing. Comedians have it.
afegit per WeeklyAlibi | editaWeekly Alibi, John Bear (Dec 16, 2010)
 
“An Object of Beauty” follows the New York art world climb of Lacey Yeager. She is a charismatic character yet a very odd one to have emerged from the imagination of Steve Martin. Although Lacey is treated as this book’s main source of fascination, it’s less interesting to look at her point-blank than to look at her while wondering what Mr. Martin sees.

One aspect of this novel’s allure is the ambiguity with which Mr. Martin frames Lacey’s fierce, outsize ambitions. Is her story meant to be the appreciatively told tale of a canny New York predator? That of a relative innocent whose values change in the presence of vast sums of art-market money? Or that of a stylishly attractive dynamo who, with only minimal irony, recognizes herself in the monstrous goddess that Willem de Kooning painted as “Woman I?”

Is she an unalloyed opportunist? Or is she as intoxicated with art as she is with the leverage and entrée that expertise will bring? Is she stirred by art’s erotic power or just someone who sexually exploits the acquisitive passions of insatiable collectors? Does she share the collectors’ boys’-club competitive spirit (for surely this is a man’s world, at least in the way it is depicted by Mr. Martin)? Or is she just a woman who’s inordinately good at manipulating rich, credulous men? . . .

afegit per PLReader | editaNY Times, Janet Maslin (Nov 28, 2010)
 
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I am tired, so very tired of thinking about Lacey Yeager, yet I worry that unless I write her story down, and see it bound and tidy on my bookshelf, I will be unable to ever write about anything else.
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"I think Lacey is the kind of person who will always be okay."
When she was alone, she was potential; with others she was realized. Alone she was self-contained, her tightly spinning magnetic energy oscillating around her. When in company, she had invisible tethers to everyone in the room: as they moved away, she pulled them in.
Was every transgression capable of being so well hid? It suggested that one could connect the dots between any two people in any room and perhaps stumble onto an unknown relationship.
"Do you know we tape all our auctions?"
When Lacey began these computations, her toe crossed ground from which it is difficult to return: she started converting objects of beauty into objects of value.
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