Set behind the scenes of the contemporary art world, Art Damaged is the story of Nina Valliere, a glamorous, charismatic playgirl, artist, and museum slave. Join Nina as she juggles the men in her life, including a hot younger boyfriend, an eccentric artist, and an older, wealthy aristocrat; navigates the turbulent waters of the ocean of art world egos; and copes with a manhungry boss and an alcoholic director, all while pursuing credibility as an emerging artist in her own right.
As complications escalate and chaos ensues, a scandalous turn of events threatens to compromise the museum and its future. Nina must face choices, both her own and those of others, that will change her life forever. A stylish romp through the recesses and chicanery of the art world, museum administration politics, and inner office intrigues, Art Damaged is an insider’s tale that captures the lifestyle of an up-and-coming mixed -media artist in Orange County.
NORA NOVAK, originally from Antwerp, Belgium, is an actress, model, and mixed-media artist. An inveterate traveler and arts habitué, Novak has worked in both commercial galleries and a contemporary museum, and currently resides in Newport Beach. This is her first novel.