Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Steve Martin on the allure of art

Steve Martin: The Comic Actor/Writer Talks About the Allure of Art,
the Hazards of Collecting, and His New Novel About the Art World

Caroline_Ashleigh.jpgMSteve_Martin_An_Object_of_Beauty.jpgartin’s main character in his new book, Lacey Yeager, is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights–and, at times, the dark lows–of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today. (She sounds eerily similar to more then a few people I’ve known in my career). The story is told through the eyes of a young narrator, who sounds a lot like Steve Martin.

Read the full blog post at Caroline Ashleigh’s Blog

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