Okay, I admit it. I'm an art dealer in real life. At least that's the way I earn my living, selling Picassos and Chagalls to some of the most interesting people in the world. (You didn't really think somebody who writes charming mysteries without much sex and violence could make any money, did you?)
Let me make it clear from the outset that THE GIRL IN THE FACE OF THE CLOCK features a thoroughly reprehensible art dealer who is absolutely, positively unlike any art dealer I have ever even heard of, let alone met, in this country or anywhere else.
Art dealers are kind, sensitive, gentle people, whose only desire is to bring a little beauty and love into people's lives. I swear. And if you believe this, I have a bridge I want to sell you, just as soon as you buy this little Picasso that I am positive is absolutely perfect for you...
But seriously folks. I suppose there is a chance that there are some rotten apples out there somewhere, but I really do swear that the dealer in this book isn't based on anyone you're liable to come into contact with in the art world. And I'm telling you that some people have altogether too much money and not enough love and beauty in their lives. We art dealers are actually performing a vital service. ( If you are one of the poor unfortunates mentioned above, please contact me after the show.)
A hard day at the Gallery
And please feel free to check out the various sites below with confidence. There's a whole art world out there -- and some of it is for sale!
Don't know anything about art and need the opinion of a professional? The Appraisers Association of America will be able to help Interested in fine prints? The IFPDA wrote the definition of the term There are art fairs and then there are art fairs. If you want to see the best, try those run by the Haughtons. If must consider auctions, you may as well check out Evil Empire 1 and Evil Empire 2 Art that's pretty good but not for sale can be found in a variety of Museums. Start with The Big One Need to buy Modern Art? For my money (and come to think of it, it is my money) the Jane Kahan Gallery is your best bet. Ask for the Charles Mathes discount and receive 10% off your next Picasso
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