A funny, engaging, personal guide through the world of art today, My Life as a Work of Art takes as its starting point the only really important thing: the work of art itself.
Most of the books I've read about the "art world" have fallen short of expectations, however this one held my interest all the way through. To an outsider, the world of contemporary art can seem a bit insane. Massive sums of money are thrown around for works which most people are baffled by. Many art books often contain an abundance of artspeak—smug, pseudo-intellectual fluff talk. Not so here. This one is refreshingly frank. The authors seek to answer questions like, What is contemporary art? Why is this art? Why should we care? How does it relate to money and power? How is it made? Will it survive?
An interesting read, check out it.