Still Lives




      Still Lives
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 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 on 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 often fetishizes violence, 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. Free Download [ Still Lives ] Author [ Maria Hummel ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

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      Still Lives
 By Maria Hummel IBN : 1619021110 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 275 pages
  • Still Lives
  • Maria Hummel
  • English
  • 21 October 2018
  • 1619021110

10 thoughts on “ Still Lives

  1. 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 to know the characters, but it s not very engaging.Another issue I had with this book was that I never felt like I was able to 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 to know the characters, but it s not very engaging.Another issue I had with this book was that I never felt like I was able to understand Maggie, our main charac...

  2. 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 nights I hate to leave my little office, especially on April evenings like this, when I can look over my mess of proofs, out to the greening city, and 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 nights I hate to leave my little office, especially on April evenings like this, when I can look over my mess of proofs, out to the greening city, and imagine I am still happy Blue Sky Painting by Sam FrancisUnfortunately, we can rarely appreciate how happy we are until the moment has passed For Maggie Richter, Los Angeles offers an opportunity to find a career where she can work with intelligent, creative, and passionate people who care about the same things she does Any relationship with L.A would be listed on Facebook as complicated, what with its convoluted history involvingcrushed dre...

  3. Larry H says:

    3.5 stars.The Rocque Museum was one of Los Angeles hidden treasures an art museum for art lovers and collectorsthan for tourists While this set the institution apart, this also took a toll on its finances Everyone is desperate for a hit exhibition, including the founder s daughter, who is tired of bailing out the museum and the director, who is worried about job security.They think they ve found it in Still Lives , an exhibition by artist and provocateur Kim Lord Lord painted 3.5 stars.The Rocque Museum was one of Los Angeles hidden treasures an art museum for art lovers and collectorsthan for tourists While this set the institution apart, this also took a toll on its finances Everyone is desperate for a hit exhibition, including the founder s daughter, who is tired of bailing out the museum and the director, who is worried about job security.They think they ve found it in Still Lives , an exhibition by artist and provocateur Kim Lord Lord painted self portraits with her standing in for famous murder victims such as Nicole Brown Simpson, Kitty Genovese, Chandra Levy, and the Black Dahlia, in an effort to make a statement about how society and the media sensationalize violence against women The pictures are chilling, eerie, and disturbing, and the elit...

  4. 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 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, ...

  5. Paromjit says:

    Maria Hummel immerses us in the art world of Los Angeles, a corrupt city of dreams and ambitions, mythic in its glamour and legendary in its violence in this Noir thriller Kim Lord is returning to the contemporary art scene after 1o years away, with a controversial but arresting exhibition of still lives portraits of famous murders of women such as Nicole Brown Simpson, Chandra Levy and the Black Dahlia Kim Lord herself portrays each murder victim, some see this as beyond good taste, part of Maria Hummel immerses us in the art world of Los Angeles, a corrupt city of dreams and ambitions, mythic in its glamour and legendary in its violence in this Noir thriller Kim Lord is returning to the contemporary art scene after 1o years away, with a controversial but arresting exhibition of still lives portraits of famous murders of women such as Nicole Brown Simpson, Chandra Levy and the Black Dahlia Kim Lord herself portrays each murder victim, some see this as beyond good taste, part of the movement for the commodification and consumption of female homicide victims The opening night at the struggling Rocque Museum is heaving with the rich and famous, art critics and the press, all desperate to meet the feted guest of honour, Kim Lord As Kim fails to appear, there is a increasing sense of unease and palpable undercurrents, with speculation rife, is it a publicity stunt...

  6. Elyse (semi hiatus) Walters says:

    Not every woman fantasizes about being a sex slave or starlet or murder victim Some of us just want to get sucked into a good novel and grow our own tomatoes one day when we havetime How might you feel if your ex boyfriendopens up an Art Gallery offers you a dream job then begins shacking up with Kim Lord.whose every painting, is so powerful it makes your eyes bleed.who also happens to be a no show at her grand Galla art exhibition with over 300 guests expected Not every woman fantasizes about being a sex slave or starlet or murder victim Some of us just want to get sucked into a good novel and grow our own tomatoes one day when we havetime How might you feel if your ex boyfriendopens up an Art Gallery offers you a dream job then begins shacking up with Kim Lord.whose every painting, is so powerful it makes your eyes bleed.who also happens to be a no show at her grand Galla art exhibition with over 300 guests expected WE DO GET SUCKED INTO THIS NOVEL..great too This mystery suspense n...

  7. Beata says:

    Still Lives tells a story of Kim Lord, an artist who works in L.A and who has a disturbing and provoking idea of presenting female murder victims in her works She disappears, and Maggie Richter, a copy editior working for a modern art museum, embarks on a trail to discover the truth is Kim s disappearance part of her artistic vision or is there a possibility that something terrible happened to her This thriller is rather slow paced, however, well written and there is no need for speed Still Lives tells a story of Kim Lord, an artist who...

  8. Barbara says:

    3.5 starsThe main character in this literary mystery is Maggie Richter, the 28 year old copy editor and assistant publicist for the Rocque Museum in Los Angeles As the story opens, the Rocque is having its 2003 Grand Opening for a show called Still Lives , which features paintings of real life female murder victims The twist is that the artist, Kim Lord, depicts herself as the murder victim in every gruesome picture Among others, there are paintings of Gwen Araujo the 17 year old 3.5 starsThe main character in this literary mystery is Maggie Richter, the 28 year old ...

  9. Jenny says:

    Still Lives takes the reader on a mystery set in the L.A art world.A famous artist, Kim Lord, goes missing on the opening night of her exhibit, Still Lives The exhibit is controversial because the portraits are of famous women like the Black Dahlia, Nicole Brown Simpson and other murdered women.There is definitely a lot of buzz and talk around the exhibit When no one can find Lord on opening night, Maggie Richter, one of the museums editors, decides to investigate for herself.Mystery, Still Lives takes the reader on a mystery set in the L.A art world A famous artist, Kim Lord, goes missing on the opening night of her exhibit, Still Lives The exhibit is controversial because the portraits are of famous women like the Black Dahlia, Nicole Brown Simpson and other murdered women There is definitely a lot of buzz and talk around the exhibit When no one can find Lord on opening night, Maggie Richter, one of the museums editors, decides to investigate for herself Mystery, suspense, L.A., the art world, all should add up to one great book but sadly this book falls short It lacks the suspense and buildup of a great thriller In a great mystery thriller, there is an expectation of anxiety, fear, excitement and a roller coaster of emotions that the main character experiences but sadly that did not happen...

  10. MaryBeth& says:

    Kim Lord is a famous artist with a very controversial show about to open when she mysteriously disappears Editor Maggie Richter finds herself sucked in to the scandal as she tries to figure out what happened to Kim, while struggling to reconcile with her own demons.I had a lot of hope for this book set in Los Angeles, art world, scandal.but, something just didn t click with me I could not get into the story or the characters I am clearly in the minority as this book is winning awards Kim Lord is a famous artist with a very controversial show about to open when she mysteriously disappears Editor Maggie Richter finds herself sucked in to the scandal as she tries to figure out what happened to Kim, while struggling to reconcile with her own demons.I had a lot of hope for this book set in Los Angeles, art world, scandal.but, something just didn t click with me I could not get into the story or the characters I am clearly...

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