Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon: Art of the Affair

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera gained inspiration from their marriage and each other's art, but that didn't stop Frida from having an unrequited crush on Georgia O'Keeffe. Arthur Miller was just one of Marilyn Monroe's high-profile suitors, and Madonna once engaged in a messy tryst with Jean-Michel Basquiat. The romantic entanglements between famous writers and artists form an intricate spider web, creating links that are sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden, and occasionally career-defining. Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon act as both historians and conspiracy theorists in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Harmon's watercolor portraits beautifully illustrate this compendium of illicit involvement between twentieth-century icons. Hear them speak at this book-launch event, where they are joined by a guest panel including Alexander Chee, Andrew Durbin, Sophia Le Fraga, Amy Rose Spiegel, and Jenny Zhang.

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