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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 @ 05:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

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Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge

These two fashion icons play a pivotal role in The French Art of Revenge. When Yves Saint Laurent passed away, his longtime lover and business partner Pierre Berge auctioned off their $500M private art collection for charity. Among the masterpieces was James Ensor’s painting The Death of Pierrot. In the novel, this painting mysteriously disappears from the Grand Palais exhibition hall, and all the clues point toward one possible thief, the novel’s main character, Luke!

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero