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Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 01:11 AM  posted by sysadmin

A beautiful visual tone poem about the Seine. The Seine plays a huge part in both The French Art of Stealing and its sequel, The French Art of Revenge.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 10:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

In Paris, it’s mostly about the hat… and the attitude.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The Champs-Élysées à la present. Lots of private art galleries in this wealthy shopping district.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The French Art of Revenge begins in a private art gallery on the Champs-Élysées, on a snowy evening like this one (portrayed by artist Antoine Blanchard). The novel is set in the present, but the appearance of the Champs-Élysées has changed very little since the 19th century.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

liquidnight:

Rue Brantôme, Paris, 1947, From Izis: Captive Dreams – Photographs, 1944-80

The magical adventures of Paris also hold dangers and illicit thrills.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 09:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

City of Light… and Snow. Wintertime Paris is the setting for The French Art of Revenge.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 09:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The novel The French Art of Revenge takes place over the course of three snowy winter days in Paris. It doesn’t snow much in the City of Light, but when it does, it’s magical!

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Monday, November 3, 2014 @ 08:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

Yves Saint Laurent (left) with his lover and business partner Pierre Berge in their rue de Babylone apartment, surrounded by a small fraction of the priceless art they collected in their lives together. A fictionalized Pierre Berge is one of the most important characters in the art heist thriller The French Art of Revenge. Photo courtesy of Christie’s auction house.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Monday, November 3, 2014 @ 08:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The Grand Palais in Paris, site of the auction of Yves Saint Laurent’s private art collection, featured in The French Art of Revenge. The real auction raised more than $500M for charity. Read more about it here.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Monday, November 3, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The Despair of Pierrot by James Ensor. This Expressionist masterpiece once owned by Yves Saint Laurent fetched more than $2.5M at auction. It’s the painting that’s stolen from the Grand Palais in the novel The French Art of Revenge, leading to a police dragnet, secret romantic intrigues and a mad chase across Paris.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero