It was the beginning of the end at the School for Spoiled Kids.
Gus Hempelstein had only wanted to change things a little bit. But he was about to find out that when you were dealing with Vabeh Gregson Bennett, you had to go big or find another playground.
About How to Raise an Art Star
Morgan and Devon Gregson Bennett are a creative power couple living happily enough in Brooklyn until a freak accident leaves a little girl orphaned in Los Angeles. What will become of their carefully constructed life when they adopt Vabeh, the enterprising ethnic haircare products heiress who arrives wearing last season’s fur and on a mission to quickly distinguish herself from the other bold-faced names at her new school, the tony School for Spoiled Kids?
Vabeh’s meteoric ascension as a fashionable young darling of the art world and proprietor of the Walk-In Art Gallery is threatened when her trusted gallerina, Gus Hempelstein, turns in his skinny jeans and defects to open a rival art hot spot, the Sit Down Gallery, backed by Devon’s best friend and powerful art world patron, Pim Logan.
Even with a publicist, therapist and a motley crew of self-appointed animals – led by the family cat all working overtime on Vabeh’s behalf, Morgan and Devon’s parenting skills are put to the test as the press breathlessly covers their every move to see whether Vabeh will crumple under the weight of Gus’s devastating betrayal or if she’ll dust it off, chalking it up to just another day on the playground.
How to Raise an Art Star is a story about the collision of creativity, loyalty and ambition against the backdrop of three individuals (and a cat) at the beginning of figuring out what it will mean to call one another family.