The art of launching a book

Gallery Girl was my tenth novel, a romp through the chucklesome world of contemporary art. My favourite character is sexy, naughty Zeb Spaw, the baddest art bad boy who ever picked up a paintbrush (and then put it straight back down because nailing knickers to chopping boards was so much easier and got him more headlines). Because I had such fun writing about him and the terrible works he produces, I decided to actually pretend to be him, do my own spoof contemporary art exhibition and mount it in a smart London gallery.

Wendy at Zeb Spaw exhibition launch

‘angry-with-britain’, as I called it, attracted a great deal of attention from the art world (’Hilarious’ The Daily Telegraph). Wendy at Zeb Spaw exhibition launchYou can see Zeb’s/my entire ’oeuvre’ on the here, just click the the exhibition catalogue to the left (written by my husband, who also did some of the artworks). Scroll down and enlarge on screen to get the full show. Highlights include ’Flash in the Pan’, a fierce critique of celebrity culture in the form of a gold-sprayed loo. ’Pants’ is a meditation on the human condition through the medium of a pair of large white Y fronts. ’Hunter Gatherer’ is a consideration of the shop-till-you-drop ethic expressed with abandoned shopping lists picked up from trolleys in the local Waitrose. Enjoy - and be angry!!

To see me talking about Gallery Girl, and also Wild and Free, click here