The Art Fair: A Novel by David Lipsky

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The Art Fair: A Novel

'“A knowing art scene roman à clef, a wry comedy of manners, a delicately handled mother-son love story.” —Newsweek “A darkly comic love story.” —The New Yorker “Charmed writing . . . A drop-dead parody of the endless parties, beastly personalities and enervating pressures of the rarefied art scene . . . A sad, funny first novel that seduces from the start.” —Elle  “A riveting story.” —The New York Times Book Review “A tale of the New York art world by a writer with insider savvy . . . Lipsky perfectly captures the snobbery of artists and dealers, the tiny gestures of cruelty that confirm or withhold status.” —Vogue  “Lipsky isn’t simply adept at tweaking the Manhattan art world. His novel expertly explores the deep, inexplicable bond between mother and son. It also is rich in the luminous joys and dark pains that color every family.” —Los Angeles Times “Lipsky’s portrayal of the art world is unblinking, his portrayal of the ties between parent and child deeply affecting.” —People “This, too, is a testament to David Lipsky’s skill: The achievement of his novel is to generate an intense desire to shield his characters from themselves and from the harsh world they inhabit—a protectiveness that extends . . . even to the vipers masquerading as artists and dealers, and to the sharks that cruise The Art Fair.” —Newdsay  “Brilliant, funny and poignant. ” —The Sydney Morning Herald “Utterly compelling.” —Financial Times  “The praise has poured in thick as impasto.” —Library Journal'
'“A knowing art scene roman à clef, a wry comedy of manners, a delicately handled mother-son love story.” —Newsweek “A darkly comic love story.” —The New Yorker “Charmed writing . . . A drop-dead parody of the endless parties, beastly personalities and enervating pressures of the rarefied art scene . . . A sad, funny first novel that seduces from the start.” —Elle  “A riveting story.” —The New York Times Book Review “A tale of the New York art world by a writer with insider savvy . . . Lipsky perfectly captures the snobbery of artists and dealers, the tiny gestures of cruelty that confirm or withhold status.” —Vogue  “Lipsky isn’t simply adept at tweaking the Manhattan art world. His novel expertly explores the deep, inexplicable bond between mother and son. It also is rich in the luminous joys and dark pains that color every family.” —Los Angeles Times “Lipsky’s portrayal of the art world is unblinking, his portrayal of the ties between parent and child deeply affecting.” —People “This, too, is a testament to David Lipsky’s skill: The achievement of his novel is to generate an intense desire to shield his characters from themselves and from the harsh world they inhabit—a protectiveness that extends . . . even to the vipers masquerading as artists and dealers, and to the sharks that cruise The Art Fair.” —Newdsay  “Brilliant, funny and poignant. ” —The Sydney Morning Herald “Utterly compelling.” —Financial Times  “The praise has poured in thick as impasto.” —Library Journal'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781497663312 Pages: 275