Review for Bravo TV show Work of Art

Bravo stepped into that void, if indeed it exists, last night, offering us Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. When it comes to splattering emotions like, Work of Art is like Top Chef in an exploding kitchen: controlled chaos. To be sure, each of 14 contestants arrived labeled: for example, there was Abdi, the figurative artist; Nao, the performance artist; Jaime Lynn the illustrator; and Erik, who gave us a clown painting that would be shoddy even by the standards of John Wayne Gacy.

The egos roamed free: Jaclyn, a former studio assistant for the superlative hype-master Jeff Koons, said “people assume someone like me couldn’t be an artist. (why? because she’s hot-looking, one is left to assume) and then I always surprise them with my work.” (That would be work which included a self-portrait of Jaclyn getting out of a car with a red star placed over her exposed vagina, a painting so poor that it was impossible whether she or Bravo placed the star over the private-part.) Assigned to do portraits of each other, Jaclyn has trouble rendering 60-something Judith, because “she’s a lot older than myself.” Ageism knows no artistic boundaries.
June 21, 2010

1 thought on “Review for Bravo TV show Work of Art”

  1. I saw this show advertised. I’m sort of interested in going online to see it and find out what it’s like. Thanks for the link in your other post!

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