Monsters : What Do We Do with Great Art by Bad People? by Claire Dederer

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TEAM SUMMER PICKS: I read this when it came out and loved it, but it’s so richly drawn, I feel like it requires a reread this summer, possibly while on my very long flight back to Australia. Megan

Pablo Picasso beat his partners. Richard Wagner was deeply antisemitic. David Bowie slept with an underage fan.

But many of us still love Guernica and the Ring cycle and Ziggy Stardust. And what are we to do with that love? How are we, as fans, to reckon with the biographical choices of the artists whose work sustains us?Wildly smart and insightful, Monsters is an exhilarating attempt to understand our relationship with art and the artist in the twenty-first century.

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