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HONI WERNER (20th century) "Homme Fatale." Cover art for the same-titled novel by Paul Mayersberg, (New York: St. Martin's, 1992). Oil, wash, and glaze on vellum paper. 300x215 mm; 11 3/4x8 1/2 inches. Initialed "HRW" in lower right corner. Glued to board and set in window matte. Framed.
Werner created iconic covers for a broad range of literary and mystery books by authors including Thomas Berger, Alice Hoffman, Bebe Moore Campbell, E.L. Doctorow, John Irving, Isabel Allende, Philippa Gregory, Peter Hoeg and Donna Leon. According to the Partners & Crime website, Werner stopped painting on physical canvas and paper around 1997 at which time she began to paint on her computer.