Martha Gellhorn

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Martha Gellhorn

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Original 18x22” watercolor portrait of Martha Gellhorn as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Unframed. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

As she appears in the text:

“Bertrand [de Jouvenel] met and fell in love with Martha Gellhorn, a young war correspondent, while she was visiting Paris in 1930. Bertrand introduced her to his stepmother, an encounter Colette described as ‘Absolute, utter hell.’ Martha met Ernest Hemingway in Florida while he was on his second marriage. Their affair continued in Madrid as she covered the Spanish Civil War. They were later briefly married, but Martha never after answered questions about Ernest in interviews, refusing to be ‘a footnote in someone else’s life.’”

About The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon:

Poet Robert Lowell died of a heart attack, clutching a portrait of his lover, Caroline Blackwood, painted by her ex-husband, Lucian Freud. Lowell was on his way to see his own ex-wife, Elizabeth Hardwick, who was a longtime friend of Mary McCarthy. McCarthy left the father of her child to marry Edmund Wilson, who had encouraged her writing, and had also brought critical attention to the fiction of Anaïs Nin . . . whom he later bedded. And so it goes, the long chain of love, affections, and artistic influences among writers, musicians, and artists that weaves its way through the The Art of the Affair--from Frida Kahlo to Colette to Hemingway to Dali; from Coco Chanel to Stravinsky to Miles Davis to Orson Welles.

"The perfect coffee-table book for the starving artist in your life."
 The Washington Post

"If you could use a dose of naughty narrated A-list gossip—from Collette to Ellington, Kahlo to Mapplethorpe—get The Art of the Affair."
— Elle Magazine

"Gorgeously illustrated... It’s impossible not to lose yourself in the intimate, deliciously scandalous details... and to feel a real connection as you look into the deep-set eyes of Caroline Blackwood or a vicarious thrill at the way a cigarette dangles out of Juliette Gréco’s open mouth."
 NYLON

"If you have a weakness for gossip, you won’t be able to resist."
 Bustle

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