BACKGROUND FOR VENUS by James Laver
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BACKGROUND FOR VENUS

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A very good evening's entertainment, and due for a wider popular sale than his previous book, Nymph Errant. The background is the inner circle of London's artistic (and pseudo-artistic) group, the men and women who haunt openings of art exhibitions, the critics, the dealers, the collectors, and the artists who are fortunate enough to break into the charmed circle. The central characters include a young artist, with his first one-man show, the dealer who is hoping to make a good thing out of him, the collector who specializes in moderns, and the lovely and heartless mistress of the dealer. A story of the insidious poison of success and its accompaniments.

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 1934
Publisher: Knopf