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Photo Eye (Foto-Auge) (detail),1927, printed 1938–40. Anton Stankowski (German, 1906–1998). Gelatin silver print, montage, from negatives with handwork; 10.9 x 14.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 2007.122. © Stankowski-Stiftung

Photo Eye (Foto-Auge) (detail),1927, printed 1938–40. Anton Stankowski (German, 1906–1998). Gelatin silver print, montage, from negatives with handwork; 10.9 x 14.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 2007.122. © Stankowski-Stiftung

Author Talk: Francine Prose

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Explore relationships between art and literature with author Francine Prose, who will discuss the photographer Brassaï’s influence on her latest novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932. Brassaï’s photographs of Parisian nightlife, featured in the exhibition Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, inspired Prose to explore the city’s jazz clubs and subcultures to create the story of athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian Lou Villars.

Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. She is a former president of PEN American Center and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Free; reservations recommended. Reserve through the Ticket Center in person, by calling (216) 421-7350, or online at tickets.clevelandart.org.

A book signing will follow the talk. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 is available for purchase in the museum store.