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The Art of Murder (original 2001; edition 2005)
The Art of Murder by José Carlos Somoza (2001)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0349118833, Paperback)
Welcome to an art scene where realism has reached a new level, where each painting is literally alive, where the model is the canvas. And for the gorgeous men and women lining up for the privilegeto be painted and posed, bought and rented by collectorsthere is one artist to whom they are all drawn: the Dutch master, Bruno van Tysch. A young female model is brutally murdered, and the detectives assigned to the case may have little interest in modern art, but they’re going to have to acquire an appreciation quickly. Van Tysch is about to launch a major exhibition in Amsterdamthe imitation of 13 of Rembrandt’s masterpiecesand rumors are that the killer is about to strike again.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:36 -0400)
In 2006, the most avante-garde art movement uses living people as artwork. Many beautiful young men and women long to become a 'canvas' - especially if they can be painted by Bruno Van Tysch. But there is a darker side to this art movement, where the 'artworks' become the subjects of snuff movies.
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