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Artist in residence

Author: Simon Bill
Publisher: London : Sort Of Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For our drunken anti-hero, a YBA-style painter whose moment in the spotlight has long since faded, life is looking bleak. His curator girlfriend has dumped him; the only dealer with any time for him is the one who sells him drugs; and he's reduced to snaffling free drinks at endless private views. But his luck changes when he's offered a job as artist in residence at a neurological institute. Enthralled by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Bill
ISBN: 1908745576 9781908745576
OCLC Number: 930759295
Description: 335 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Simon Bill.

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For our drunken anti-hero, a YBA-style painter whose moment in the spotlight has long since faded, life is looking bleak. His curator girlfriend has dumped him; the only dealer with any time for him is the one who sells him drugs; and he's reduced to snaffling free drinks at endless private views. But his luck changes when he's offered a job as artist in residence at a neurological institute. Enthralled by the characters and conditions he encounters - and smitten by the beautiful amnesiac Emily - his thoughts turn to romance, as well as the possibility of reviving his moribund career with a neuro-inspired show. Meanwhile, all is not as it seems at the shiny new institute. In this hilarious modern art farce, Simon Bill lifts the lid on the venal, novelty-seeking world of London's contemporary art scene while enlightening us on the bizarre workings of the human brain.

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A novel of dark satire ... laugh-out-loud funny. -- Peter Carty * Independent * I bloody loved it! -- Gary Hume A scabrous satire of the pantomime of the contemporary art world and its love affair Read more...

 
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