All That Glitters by Orlando Whitfield
'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 Empire of Pain
'This delicious, sharp and often breathtaking memoir is destined to be one of the books of 2024' Megan Nolan, author of Acts of Desperation and Ordinary Human Failings
'A tremendous book. A fantastically entertaining and brutally honest account of the scurrility of the contemporary art world. A brilliant, devastating expose.' William Boyd, author of Trio and The Romantic
DECEPTION IS A FINE ART.
When Orlando Whitfield first meets Inigo Philbrick, they are students dreaming of dealing art for a living. Their friendship lasts for fifteen years until one day, Inigo - by then the most successful dealer of his generation - disappears, accused of a fraud so gigantic and audacious it rocks the art world to its core. A sparklingly sharp memoir of greed, ambition and madness, All That Glitters will take you to the heart of the contemporary art world, a place wilder and wealthier than you could ever imagine.