Monsters: What Do We Do with Great Art by Bad People?

Paperback Published on: 23/05/2024
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A provocative starting point for further thought
Dederer's book does not profess to be an end point -- with countless allegations constantly coming out about various artists, how could it be? -- and so, n... READ MORE
Archie at Wells


Pablo Picasso beat his partners. Richard Wagner was deeply antisemitic. David Bowie slept with an underage fan. But many of us still love Guernica and the Ring cycle and Ziggy Stardust.

And what are we to do with that love? How are we, as fans, to reckon with the biographical choices of the artists whose work sustains us?

Wildly smart and insightful, Monsters is an exhilarating attempt to understand our relationship with art and the artist in the twenty-first century.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781399715072
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 211g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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