[169] The Comfort of Strangers

Completion Date: 12 March 2019
Medium: Paint & ink on cardboard
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches

The Comfort of Strangers is a 1981 novel by British writer Ian McEwan. It is his second novel, and is set in an unnamed city (though the detailed description strongly suggests Venice).

Harold Pinter adapted it as a screenplay for television in 1990, which starred Rupert Everett, Christopher Walken, Helen Mirren and Natasha Richardson. The film is set in Venice.