Nantucket's Ladies' Man

by Sarah Teach

Gorgeous and nude, she stretches luxuriously and perfects her posture before taking a dive to the depths of the smooth body of water sparkling before her. The space between her ribs above her tummy is flat with her preparatory inhalation. She is ready. Emerald green and exquisite, she can be seen in a storefront in downtown Nantucket. The man behind her curtain is world-renowned and widely collected artist David Hostetler, an 86-year-old enigma and a forger of the female form.

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September 2, 2012 12:00 am