Work of Art: The Next Great Artist 2 Seasons 2011

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Season 2
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Fourteen of the art world's up-and-coming artists come together to compete for $100,000 and a solo exhibit at the world renowned Brooklyn Museum on the second season of "Work of Art." For their first challenge, the artists must use pieces of "bad" art, such as a painting of dogs playing checkers, a velvet cowboy, and a sculptural golden peacock as their canvas. Mentor Simon de Pury explains that in order to reach the top of the art world, they have to start at the bottom. Series judges China Chow, Jerry Saltz and Bill Powers will be looking for the artist that distinguishes themselves from the group by turning their abomination into a masterpiece. Renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark serves as the guest judge.

Starring:
China Chow, Simon de Pury
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
October 12, 2011

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Reality TV
Director Paul Starkman
Starring China Chow, Simon de Pury
Supporting actors Sara Jimenez, Sarah Kabot, Dusty Mitchell, Kymia Nawabi, Jerry Saltz, Sucklord, Young Sun Han, Lola Thompson
Season year 2011
Network Bravo
Producers Arthur Avedissian, Mark Hunter Braun, Ryan Cooper, Blake Davis, Jamie Lauren Davis, Castor Fernandez, Audrey George, Emily Lansbury, Anthony McCarthy, Christian McLaughlin, Scott Patch, Michael Rucker, Anna Wong
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 27, 2011
This show might be accessible to a lot more viewers if it weren't so oriented towards conceptual art. Basically the shows put together for the finale are very high on conceptual art and a dialogue between the artist and the viewer. So the show is definitely geared towards leading edge art. It is set in New York City so this figures. I wonder though if the average viewer, who perhaps wants to understand more about art, is going to be lost with this.

For myself, who has always liked conceptual art and who is also an artist, I liked the conclusion. It followed the Project Runway formula right down the line. We had the home visits by the mentor to see how the collections were coming. Then there was a final gallery show from each of the three contestants and a winner was picked.

Their shows were more alike than different with the top two contestants dealing with the deaths of their fathers in leading edge ways. The contestant who won was a good choice who did have an excellent show.

I don't know how this show is doing in the ratings. If it is not doing well, it might try something like THE NEXT BEST PAINTER as its show format as the viewership would enlarge considerably. If it is doing fine in the ratings though, I guess it can stick to high concept art as currently being practiced in New York.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Laurel Smith on October 13, 2011
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What's with this outrageous price? Appears it will be upwards of $30 for the series. Will purchase at $1.99 not $2.99. Come on you guys... the general public can't afford this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sophie on November 5, 2011
This is a very fun show to watch. I'm not a media artist, but my profession is artistic and I'm well educated, fairly cultured etc. I love this show- the artists are young, amicable, and interesting. The art challenges are like any other Bravo competition, but the overall effect is more intellectual and less brash than say Top Chef(which I also love). Much more interesting than Project Runway in terms of both the subject matter and the people - the don't get carried away with a lot of drama on this, the people's personalities are interesting enough that the producers minimize that aspect.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By felix on November 4, 2011
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They should let these artists create their own art and not give them art school projects to complete. The critiques are a joke and the "experts" are spin doctors and socialites trying to reinforce their credibility with the art world. Jerry Saltz should go back to the 1950's to the 1990's and let contemporary artists get past the "SAMO" that New York has been rehashing for years.
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I showed this to my students as part of a problem solving activity and they were totally engrossed!The perfect format to capture their attention!
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I love that we get to see the process of the artist mind at work. The critiques do not seem sensical- but then again, not everyone likes the same kind of art.
A fun competitive show to watch as an artist or art lover!
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By Linda D on December 29, 2012
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I was very sad when a Season 3 never came out. I enjoy watching these talented artists compete in the challenges.
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