Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Steve Martin is featured on this month's cover of Los Angeles Magazine.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

 

AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY

Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY is available now.

Lacey Yeager appears on New York's art scene as a clever, funny young Sotheby's intern. With charm, ambition, and occasionally illegal tactics, she climbs the city's cultural ladder to success in the labyrinthine art world. Her knowledge of art and its collectors quickly grows alongside a list of men she enchants and inevitably destroys. Her rise to society's highest tiers parallels the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the early '90s through today.

"Like Steve Martin's Shopgirl, this very different novel will captivate your attention from start to finish."
- Joyce Carol Oates

"Irresistible.... Martin cements his place as one of the country's wiliest wordsmiths."
- Kirkus Reviews

"A bodacious, brainy, bountiful read and a bracing cautionary tale....The most charmingly rendered female schemer since Truman Capote's Holly Golightly."
- Elle magazine

"Martin compresses the wild and crazy end of the millennium and finds in this piercing novel a sardonic morality tale....Exposes the sound and fury of the rarified Manhattan art world."
- Publishers Weekly


Order now from:
Amazon |  Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Borders

Wednesday, December 08, 2010
In addition to the three shows announced last week, Steve Martin has announced additional shows for 2011. Click here for a list of dates and additional details and ticket information.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY came out last week. Listen to two audio interviews with Steve about the new book.

The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC) (Nov 29, 2010): Listen here

Talk of the Nation (NPR) (Nov 29, 2010): Listen here

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Amazon |  Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Borders

In addition to the  Lexington, KY show announced earlier this week, Steve Martin has announced two additional shows: May 20, 2011 in Charleston, WV and May 28, 2011 in Memphis, TN. Click here for more details and ticket information.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Steve Martin will be performing an Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo in Lexington, KY on June 21, 2011 at the Lexington Opera House. For details on tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY came out last week. More reviews have come in...

"He writes prose like he plucks a banjo: pitch-perfect..."
- Independent

"Object clearly owes an inspirational debt to both The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany's, proving that Martin's good taste in literature rivals his good taste in art."
- Scotsman

Order now from:
Amazon |  Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Borders

Monday, November 22, 2010

Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY comes out tomorrow, November 23. More reviews have come in...

"On the evidence of this book [Steve Martin] seems to be almost indecently multi-talented...The self-effacing narrator, Daniel Frank's account of Lacey's glamorous career has something of The Great Gatsby about it...an impressive and enjoyable book"
- Sunday Times

"Lacey is a wonderfully enigmatic heroine...Martin is illuminating and informative and has many a wise word...those with no prior interest in art should also reach the final page enlightened and captivated"
- Daily Express

"Substantial and profound…Martin casts the same sharp eye over Lacey's manipulation of her lovers as over her manipulation of the market. This is a rich and illuminating novel."
- Daily Mail

"Glistening with glamour, intrigue, ambition and betrayal, Steve Martin's novel is intoxicating."
- Easy Living

"A look behind the scenes of the New York art world. Charting the rise of glamorous Lacey Yeager it lifts the curtain on what drives collectors... a wry perceptive and properly told story from an insider and a fan."
- Elle

STEVE MARTIN, NOVELIST
artnet Magazine
by James Croak
- read review -


Plus the New York Times covers AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY:

Steve Martin's Sketch of the Art World
The New York Times
by Julie Bosman
Published: November 17, 2010
- read article -

 

Pre-Order now from:
Amazon |  Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Borders

Monday, November 15, 2010
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers perform Steve's original a cappella "gospel" tune, "Atheists Don't Have No Songs," on Austin City Limits. You can find news and a link to watch the video at:

Examiner.com

Boing Boing

The Citrus Report
Friday, November 12, 2010

 

AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY

Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY comes out November 23.

Lacey Yeager appears on New York's art scene as a clever, funny young Sotheby's intern. With charm, ambition, and occasionally illegal tactics, she climbs the city's cultural ladder to success in the labyrinthine art world. Her knowledge of art and its collectors quickly grows alongside a list of men she enchants and inevitably destroys. Her rise to society's highest tiers parallels the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the early '90s through today.

"Like Steve Martin's Shopgirl, this very different novel will captivate your attention from start to finish."
- Joyce Carol Oates

"Irresistible.... Martin cements his place as one of the country's wiliest wordsmiths."
- Kirkus Reviews

"A bodacious, brainy, bountiful read and a bracing cautionary tale....The most charmingly rendered female schemer since Truman Capote's Holly Golightly."
- Elle magazine

"Martin compresses the wild and crazy end of the millennium and finds in this piercing novel a sardonic morality tale....Exposes the sound and fury of the rarified Manhattan art world."
- Publishers Weekly

Pre-Order now from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY will be released in the UK on November 25. You can pre-order the UK version from Amazon UK.