Still Lives

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  • Hardcover
  • 275 pages
  • Still Lives
  • Maria Hummel
  • 01 June 2018
  • 1619021110

Still Lives A young editor at a Los Angeles art museum finds herself pulled into the disturbing and dangerous world of a famous artist who goes missing on the opening night of her exhibition 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 of 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 Suspicion falls upon the up and coming gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, who happens to be Maggie s ex A rogue s gallery of eccentric art world figures could also have motive for the act, and as Maggie gets drawn into her own investigation of Lord s disappearance, she ll come to suspect all of those closest to her. Set against a culture that too often fetishizes violence against women, Still Lives is a page turning exodus into the art world s hall of mirrors, and one woman s journey into the belly of an industry flooded with money and secrets. Read Still Lives – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk

10 thoughts on “Still Lives

  1. Jeffrey Keeten says:

    For the four years I ve lived in Los Angeles, the Rocque Museum has been my workplace and my university, offering me a degree in contemporary art and the cosmopolitan life brilliant as the blues in a Sam Francis painting, decadent as a twenty four karat cast of a cat testicle Most days pass in a pleasurable blur of words and pictures Most night...

  2. Diane S ☔ says:

    The glittering world of art can be at once insightful and nasty Set in L A at a prestigious gallery that is having money problems, a new show featuring the avant garde, often shocking Kim Lord Her latest installations are paintings of women who were mudered in Los Angeles, including Nicole zBrown Simpson and the Black Dahlia Lord uses her own face and body but the manner of death is prominently and sometimes graphically displayed Maggie, a copy editor and proof reader for the museum, has ro The glittering world of art can be at once insightful and nasty Set in L A at a prestigious gallery that is having money problems, a new show featuring the avant garde, often shocking Kim Lord Her latest installations are paintings of women who were mudered in Los Angeles, including Nicole zBrown Simpson and the Black Dahlia Lord uses her own face and body but the manner of death is prominently and sometimes graphically displayed Maggie, a copy editor and proof reader for the museum, has roots in journalism, which is her first love At the opening gala, Kim Lord makes headlines when she doesn t show up for her own show.This is a tightly plotted, literary mystery What happened to Kim Clues are scarce, the timeline of her disappearance, suspect but Maggie is determined to get to the bottom of this crime She has a vested interest in the outcome In her journey we see the parts of Los Angeles that is far from glam We also see how violence to women titillates and sells We see the ...

  3. Maxwell says:

    This was a pretty disappointing read The description made it sound like a book that was right up my alley And while everything mentioned in the blurb does in fact happen in the book, it s not told in as thrilling of a way as you might expect In fact, for a 275 page book, the first 100 150 pages or so are fairly unexciting Things happen and you sort of get ...

  4. Meredith B says:

    4 Stars Thank you to Counterpoint Press for sending me a free finished copy of Still Lives This book s subject matter is unlike anything I ve read before It centers around the art community which frankly I don t have much knowledge of Ultimately this book is a mystery about a missing person but the way the author wove in the Art community was very interesting.Kim Lord is a famous artist and it s her opening night of a her new exhibit She takes on a tough subject when it comes to her art abus 4 Stars Thank you to Counterpoint Press for sending me a free finished copy of Still Lives This book s subject matter is unlike anything I ve read before It centers around the art community which frankly I don t have much knowledge of Ultimately this book is a mystery about a missing person but the way the author wove in the Art community was very interesting.Kim Lord is a famous artist and it s her opening night of a her new exhibit She takes on a tough subject when it comes to her art abused and battered women She paints portraits of these women with underlying themes of abuse such as Nicole Brown Simpson She paints based on emotion and tries to portray the struggle for women in these situations.The night of her exhibit opening she is no where to be found so she must be running late..or is she Maggie works for the press company and...

  5. Book of the Month says:

    Why I Love itby Sarah BedwellIn the world of mystery novels, there s an elephant in the room that no one s talking about society s fascination with violence against women Don t get me wrong, I love this genre, but sometimes I find myself wanting a littlefeminism to go with all the female victimhood Luckily, I found this in Still Lives, a suspenseful, splashy story about fame, sex, and how our culture views women s bodies.Kim Lord is a prominent and provocative artist whose new show a se Why I Love itby Sarah BedwellIn the world of mystery novels, there s an elephant in the room that no one s talking about society s fascination with violence against women Don t get me wrong, I love this genre, but sometimes I find myself wanting a littlefeminism to go with all the female victimhood Luckily, I found this in Still Lives, a suspenseful, splashy story about fame, sex, and how our culture views women s bodies.Kim Lord is a prominent and provocative artist whose new show a series of portraits in which she impersonates real life murdered women is about to be the art event of the year Maggie Richter is an editor toiling at the Los Angeles museum where Lord s work will be unveiled When Lord fails to appear at the opening night of her show, it s unclear whether it s an artist s stunt or actually foul play And Maggie, who dreads the worst, finds herself being pulled to the center of a plot bigger than she could ve ever imagined.What happened to Kim Lord I...

  6. Sarah says:

    Still Lives offers its readers a combination of entertainment and brilliance It s at once profound and suspenseful, the ending had me gasping in surprise The book as a whole asks important questions about art and representation and how we, as a culture, objectify and endanger and victimize women Maria Hummel has written a remarkable, relevant, and necessary novel Kim Lord is an avant garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A art scene Her groundbreaking new exhibitio Still Lives offers its readers a combination of entertainment and brilliance It s at once profound and suspenseful, the ending had me gasping in surprise The book as a whole asks important questions about art and representation and how we, as a culture, objectify and endanger and victimize women Maria Hummel has written a remarkable, relevant, and necessary novel 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 pat...

  7. Cindy Burnett says:

    4.5 starsStill Lives is a fascinating read set in Los Angeles that focuses on the disappearance of an up and coming artist right before the opening night of her exhibition The book is significantly darker andgrim than I usually tolerate, but the originality of the plot and the subject matter kept me reading at a furious pace to find what was going to happen next Maggie Richter works as an editor at the Rocque Museum and has mixed feelings about Kim Lord s exhibition, self portraits of Lo 4.5 starsStill Lives is a fascinating read set in Los Angeles that focuses on the disappearance of an up and coming artist right before the opening night of her exhibition The book is significantly darker andgrim than I usually tolerate, but the originality of the plot and the subject matter kept me reading at a furious pace to find what was going to happen next Maggie Richter works as an editor at the Rocque Museum and has mixed feelings about Kim Lord s exhibition, self portraits of Lord dressed up as famous, murdered women including Nicole Brown Simpson, the Black Dahlia, and numerous others On a professional level, Maggie is uncomfortable with the subject matter and the fact that the art work itself has drawn a lot of criticism on a personal level, Kim Lord currently dates ...

  8. Jessica Woodbury says:

    When a crime novel is set in a very specific place or time or industry, it can sometimes feellike a gimmick than something where the story flows organically from it But in STILL LIVES,than any novel about art in my recent memory, the gallery and the art all feel alive and honest Perhaps the thing that s bothered me most about novels about art and artists is the way the reader just has to accept that th...

  9. Jessica Sullivan says:

    Never look for the what Find the who Who gets hurt Who gains Whose life will never be the same I ve seen some reviews lamenting that this isn t the thrilling page turner they expected, and that s true, it isn t It sof a slow burn noir about the LA art world, with a missing woman at the center.On the opening night of her new museum exhibition featuring self portraits in which she depicts herself as famous murdered women, artist Kim Lord disappears.Maggie Richter, who works at the mus Never look for the what Find the who Who gets hurt Who gains Whose life will never be the same I ve seen some reviews lamenting that this isn t the thrilling page turner they expected, and that s true, it isn t It sof a slow burn noir about the LA art world, with a missing woman at the center.On the opening night of her new museum exhibit...

  10. Andi (Booklovinmama25) says:

    Kim Lord, a feminist icon and avant garde figure creates her disturbing self portraits based off of famous murdered women such as the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy and Nicole Brown Simpson But things start turning around when Kim Lord doesn t show up to her opening night and is presumed missing Suspicions of he...