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- ISBN: 1619021110
- ISBN: 9781619021112
277 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First hardcover edition.
- Publisher: Berkeley, Califorinia : Counterpoint Press, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
|Summary, etc.:||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.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
Switching from historical fiction, Hummel (Motherland, 2014) presents a polished, droll, and provocative art-world thriller. Vermonter Maggie moves to L.A. with her boyfriend, Greg, and finds work as a copy editor for the struggling Rocque Museum. Greg dumps her for the notoriously daring artist Kim Lord, whose bound-to-be-controversial new exhibition is set to open at the Rocque with elaborate fanfare. Titled Still Lives, it features unnervingly meticulous paintings of famous female murder victims, including Kitty Genovese and Nicole Brown Simpson, which trigger disquieting questions about violence against women and the artist's exploitation of their suffering. Then Kim goes missing, Greg is arrested, and Maggie feels compelled to investigate, despite her heartache and hate for the show and "the abject powerlessness it projects," especially in light of her connection to one of the murder victims. With a cast of strong and complicated female characters, headed by a determined, reckless, funny, and imperiled amateur sleuth, Hummel crafts a shrewd and suspenseful inquiry into womanhood and the dark side of the art market, punctuated by striking variations on identity, portraiture, and "still lives." Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
MARIA HUMMEL is the author of Motherland (2014), an SF Chronicle Book of the Year; House and Fire (2013), and Wilderness Run (2002). She worked at MOCA in Los Angeles, then received a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and taught there for many years. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Vermont, and lives in Vermont with her husband and sons.
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