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All That Glitters by Orlando Whitfield
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Aug 06, 2024 | ISBN 9780593316740

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“Sharp-eyed, knowing, witty, this one of a kind memoir is a treat. Whitfield may have burned his bridges to the glittery art world he skewers here, but his book shines with solid gold.”
—Joseph Kanon, author of The Good German

“A tremendous book. A fantastically entertaining and brutally honest account of the scurrility of the contemporary art world. A brilliant, devastating exposé.”
—William Boyd, author of The Romantic

“Juicier than a bottle of Gamay at lunchtime and even more intoxicating, All That Glitters is an amazing takedown of a world that desperately needed taking down.”
—Gary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends

“The culture of discretion that enshrouds the art market obscures a multitude of sins, so it is bracing (and great fun) to watch Orlando Whitfield flout the code of silence to name names, cite prices, and reveal scams. All That Glitters is an art world Great Gatsby, deliciously withering and dishy, a parable about the price of beauty, the power of charisma, and the limits of friendship.”
—Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

“The art world revealed in this delicious, sharp and often breathtaking memoir is one of excess and illusion those of us outside it can barely imagine, and Whitfield unveils it nimbly and wisely. Funny, juicy, wistful and sad, it’s destined to be one of the books of 2024.”
—Megan Nolan, author of Acts of Desperation and Ordinary Human Failings

“Orlando Whitfield is the ideal tour guide through the seamy underbelly of the global art market. All That Glitters is a wildly propulsive, gorgeously written, and wickedly perceptive romp. It feels like a friend is whispering fiendish secrets in your ear. I tore through it, transfixed.”
—Michael Finkel, best-selling author of The Art Thief

“Exhilarating . . . Whitfield tells the story of his former friend’s downfall in thrilling detail . . . compulsively readable.”
—The Guardian

“A juicy inside look at the meteoric rise and fall of an ambitious young art dealer. . . . compulsively readable . . . If the art world’s primary currency is access—to art, capital, and buzz—this insider’s account offers readers an enticing entry.”

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