The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style functions as a social etiquette manual for the complex contemporary art world. Should one sleep with an artist whose work one does not like? What do you say to a good friend who is exhibiting horrid works at his opening? How does one approach a gallery tastefully? The book answers all these questions with lots of examples and information. There is a glossary of art terms at the end of the book. For example: “Art School: Institution that teaches XIXth Century art techniques, XXth Century art history, and bills students with the tuitions of the upcoming century, under the assumption that art students will be able to fend with the present on their own.”
Jorge Pinto Books, 2007, New York
Paperback, 9 x 6 in., 102 pp.
out of print