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From the opening brawl at a society party to the final, vicious bidding war at Sotheby's, the misbehavior of the rich and tasteless enlivens Hugh Kennedy's satirical look at art, old money and high-pressure sales. . . . Although Mr. Kennedy has an agile prose style and an eye for hypocrisy, his narrator seems unable to feel deeply for the art he professes to appreciate. . . . When Fred's tyrannical boss explains why he sells artwork only in its 'original color,' Mr. Kennedy makes it clear that his hero cannot yet discern this fine, elusive quality. In a world where art is important because it's expensive, not the other way around, Mr. Kennedy's characters are sadly at home.