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Artoons
     

Artoons

by Pablo Helguera
 

"An artist, museum educator, and man about town (specifi cally,

New York City), Helguera is an amateur anthropologist of the art world. ( . . . ) [Helguera's] cartoons really do capture the foibles,

ironies, and occasional stupidity of the art world with a clarity and economy that only a simple pen drawing and a short piece of text can achieve. They fi ll an

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"An artist, museum educator, and man about town (specifi cally,

New York City), Helguera is an amateur anthropologist of the art world. ( . . . ) [Helguera's] cartoons really do capture the foibles,

ironies, and occasional stupidity of the art world with a clarity and economy that only a simple pen drawing and a short piece of text can achieve. They fi ll an important gap. Cartooning is rarely done in the art world ( . . . ) Maybe the problem isn't the humor, but the truth. It may take years of sleuthing for Helguera, the anthropologist,

to fi gure out why this is so. In the meantime, Pablo's Artoons can do the talking for us."

-From the foreword by András Szántá�

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Praise for The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style:

"Who but a genius would come up with a Manual of Contemporary Art Style?"

-The Guardian

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"You will sob, even howl, with laughter."

-Flash Art

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"The balancing act between fl ippancy and gravity is neither easy to achieve nor to sustain, yet Helguera manages it with ease."

-Art Review

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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 five books, including The

Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2007)

and the novel The Boy Inside theLetter (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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934978108
Publisher:
Jorge Pinto Books
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

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