Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY is available now.
Lacey Yeager appears on New York's art scene as a clever, funny young Sotheby's intern. With charm, ambition, and occasionally illegal tactics, she climbs the city's cultural ladder to success in the labyrinthine art world. Her knowledge of art and its collectors quickly grows alongside a list of men she enchants and inevitably destroys. Her rise to society's highest tiers parallels the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the early '90s through today.
"Like Steve Martin's Shopgirl, this very different novel will captivate your attention from start to finish."
- Joyce Carol Oates
"Irresistible.... Martin cements his place as one of the country's wiliest wordsmiths."
- Kirkus Reviews
"A bodacious, brainy, bountiful read and a bracing cautionary tale....The most charmingly rendered female schemer since Truman Capote's Holly Golightly."
- Elle magazine
"Martin compresses the wild and crazy end of the millennium and finds in this piercing novel a sardonic morality tale....Exposes the sound and fury of the rarified Manhattan art world."
- Publishers Weekly