Helguera's Artoons 3
Artoons 3 by Pablo Helguera Foreword by Georgia Kotretsos
[Full Cover] $15.95.
Drawn in the style of cartoons in The New Yorker, Pablo Helguera’s Artoons exist in a category of their own —which has earned him the title of “the art world’s anthropologist.” While providing an insider’s perspective on the workings and contradictions of the contemporary art scene, Helguera’s Artoons are satirical, critical, sometimes existential, and always entertaining.
“Inimitable: the truth and the beauty, the delusions, the vanity and the reality of the art world.”
The Art Newspaper, London
“To be an art world insider, you need to know of Pablo Helguera and understand his well-observed jokes.”
“Pablo Helguera is the art world’s Herblock. His work satirizes the hypocrisy in the world of galleries, museums, collectors and artists and always goes straight to where it hurts the most. Fueled by attitude and based on an intimate knowledge of the subjects his cartoons are witty, sharp and above all highly subversive.”
Jens Hoffmann, curator and
“Comic relief — finally!” Allan McCollum, artist
“The foibles, ironies, and occasional stupidity of the art world, captured with clarity and economy.”
Visual Artists’ Newssheet, Ireland
Praise for The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style:
"You will sob, even howl, with laughter."
"The balancing act between fl ippancy and gravity is neither easy to achieve nor to sustain, yet Helguera manages it with ease."
Pablo Helguera is a visual artist. Some of his past art projects have included making a phonographic archive of dying languages, creating scripted symposia performed by actors (unbeknownst to the audience), building a memory theater, and founding a research institute exploring the global impact of Latin American soap operas. He is the author of fi ve books, including The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2007) and the novel The Boy Inside the Letter (2008), published by Jorge Pinto Books. In 2006 he drove from Anchorage to Tierra del Fuego with a collapsible schoolhouse, organizing discussions and civic ceremonies (The School of Panamerican Unrest). In 2008 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
"Books that are enjoyable learning gears"