An elderly caretaker at a large outdoor exhibition, called Art in Nature, finds that a couple have lingered on to bicker about the value of a picture; he has a surprising suggestion that will resolve both their row and his own ambivalence about the art market.
A draughtsman's obsession with drawing locomotives provides a dark twist to a love story.
A cartoonist takes over the work of a colleague who has suffered a nervous breakdown only to discover that his own sanity is in danger. In these witty, sharp, often disquieting stories, Tove Jansson reveals the fault-lines in our relationship with art, both as artists and as consumers.
Obsession, ambition, and the discouragement of critics are all brought into focus in these wise and cautionary tales.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Sort of Books
- Publication Date: 28/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780956308696