Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

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Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
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Title card
Starring China Chow
Jerry Saltz
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Bill Powers
Simon de Pury
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Sarah Jessica Parker
Eli Holzman
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network Bravo
Original release June 9, 2010 (2010-06-09) – December 21, 2011
External links
Website www.bravotv.com/work-of-art

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist is an American reality competition show that airs on the cable television network Bravo, in which up-and-coming artists compete for a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000. The show is produced by Pretty Matches Productions and Magical Elves Productions, the same company that created Project Runway and Top Chef. The series premiered on June 9, 2010. Work of Art was renewed for a second season in September 2010 which began on October 12, 2011.

Seasons[edit]

Season Premiere Date Finale Date No. of
Artists
Winner Runners-up Mentors
1 June 9, 2010 August 11, 2010 14 Abdi Farah Peregrine Honig
Miles Mendenhall
China Chow (Host/Judge)
Jerry Saltz (Judge)
Bill Powers (Judge)
Simon de Pury (Mentor)
2 October 12, 2011 December 21, 2011 14 Kymia Nawabi Young Sun Han
Sara Jimenez

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Artist Age1 Artistic specialty Resides in2 Finish
Amanda Williams 34 Abstract Painter Chicago, Illinois 14th
Trong Nguyen 38 Installation Artist Brooklyn, New York 13th
Judith Braun 61 Mixed Media New York City 12th
Nao Bustamante 46 Performance Artist Troy, New York 11th/
10th
John Parot 39 Painter Los Angeles
Jaime Lynn Henderson 24 Painter/Illustrator Chicago, Illinois 9th
Erik Johnson 30 Painter Chicago, Illinois 8th
Ryan Shultz 26 Realist Painter Chicago, Illinois 7th
Mark Velasquez 32 Photographer Santa Maria, California 6th
Jaclyn Santos 25 Realist Painter Manhattan, New York 5th
Nicole Nadeau 25 Industrial Designer/Sculptor Manhattan, New York 4th
Miles Mendenhall 23 Installation Artist Minneapolis, Minnesota 3rd/
2nd
Peregrine Honig 32 Painter/Sculptor Kansas City, Missouri
Abdi Farah 22 Figurative Painter/Sculptor Baltimore, Maryland 1st

^Note 1 : Age at the time of filming.
^Note 2 : City of residence at the time of filming.

Contestant progress[edit]

Artists Progress by episode
1 2 31 4 5 62 7 8 9 10
Abdi HIGH HIGH IN WIN IN HIGH LOW LOW WIN WINNER
Peregrine IN IN LOW IN IN IN WIN IN LOW RUNNER-UP
Miles WIN WIN IN IN HIGH LOW IN WIN HIGH RUNNER-UP
Nicole IN HIGH IN IN IN WIN HIGH IN OUT
Jaclyn IN IN LOW HIGH WIN IN LOW WIN OUT
Mark HIGH IN HIGH IN LOW HIGH IN OUT
Ryan IN IN IN IN LOW HIGH OUT
Erik LOW IN IN LOW IN OUT
Jamie Lynn IN LOW IN LOW OUT
John IN IN WIN OUT
Nao LOW IN IN OUT
Judith IN LOW OUT
Trong IN OUT
Amanda OUT

^Note 1 : John had his book cover published by Penguin Books; he did not receive immunity.
^Note 2 : Beginning with this episode, the winners no longer received immunity.

     (WINNER) The artist won Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.
     (RUNNER-UP) The artist was a runner-up for the season.
     (WIN) The artist won that episode's challenge.
     (HIGH) The artist was selected as one of the top entries in the challenge, but did not win.
     (IN) The artist neither won nor lost that week's challenge. They also were not up to be eliminated.
     (LOW) The artist was selected as one of the bottom entries in the challenge, but was not eliminated.
     (OUT) The artist lost that week's challenge and was out of the competition.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Guest Judge Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Self-Reflexive" N/A June 9, 2010 (2010-06-09) TBA N/A

Challenge: Create a portrait of one of your fellow artists.


Challenge winner: Miles
Bottom three: Amanda, Erik, Nao
Eliminated: Amanda
2 2 "The Shape of Things to Come" Jon Kessler June 16, 2010 (2010-06-16) TBA N/A

Challenge: Create a sculptural piece from items selected from an electronics graveyard.


Challenge winner: Miles
Bottom three: Jaime Lynn, Judith, Trong
Eliminated: Trong
3 3 "Judging a Book By Its Cover" Jonathan Santlofer June 23, 2010 (2010-06-23) TBA N/A

Challenge: Design a book cover for one of six classic novels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Dracula, Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and The Time Machine.


Challenge winner: John
Bottom three: Jaclyn, Judith, Peregrine
Eliminated: Judith
4 4 "A Shock to the System" Andres Serrano June 30, 2010 (2010-06-30) TBA N/A

Challenge: Create a shocking piece.


Challenge winner: Abdi
Bottom four: Erik, Jaime Lynn, John, Nao
Eliminated: John, Nao
5 5 "Art That Moves You" Richard Phillips July 7, 2010 (2010-07-07) TBA 1.2[1]

Challenge: Create a work of art based on your Audi experience.


Challenge winner: Jaclyn
Bottom three: Jaime Lynn, Mark, Ryan
Eliminated: Jaime Lynn
6 6 "Open to the Public" Yvonne Force Villareal July 14, 2010 (2010-07-14) TBA N/A

Challenge: Create a piece of public art.


Red Team: Abdi, Mark, Nicole, Ryan
Blue Team: Erik, Jaclyn, Miles, Peregrine


Challenge winner: Red Team
Individual winner: Nicole
Bottom two: Erik, Miles
Eliminated: Erik
7 7 "Child's Play" Will Cotton July 21, 2010 (2010-07-21) TBA N/A

Challenge: Create a piece based on what ignited your artistic expression, using only supplies found at the Children's Museum of the Arts.


Challenge winner: Peregrine
Bottom three: Abdi, Jaclyn, Ryan
Eliminated: Ryan
8 8 "Opposites Attract" Ryan McGinness July 28, 2010 (2010-07-28) TBA N/A

Challenge: Create an artwork about opposing forces: Heaven and Hell (Mark/Peregrine); Male and Female (Miles/Jaclyn); Order and Chaos (Abdi/Nicole).


Challenge winners: Miles, Jaclyn
Bottom two: Abdi, Mark
Eliminated: Mark
9 9 "Natural Talents" Michele Oka Doner August 4, 2010 (2010-08-04) TBA N/A

Challenge: Create a piece inspired from nature and landscape incorporating materials gathered from a Connecticut nature preserve.


Challenge winner: Abdi
Bottom three: Jaclyn, Nicole, Peregrine
Eliminated: Jaclyn, Nicole
10 10 "The Big Show" David LaChapelle August 11, 2010 (2010-08-11) TBA 1.48[2]

Challenge: The remaining artists return home, where they have three months to develop a final exhibition using themes of their own choosing.


Winner: Abdi
Runners-up: Miles, Peregrine

Season 2 (2011)[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Artist Age1 Artistic specialty Resides in2 Finish
Ugo Nonis 33 Line Artist[3] Paris, France 14th
Kathryn Parker Almanas 29[4] Photographer[5] Brooklyn, New York 13th
Jazz-Minh Moore[6] 32 Figurative Painter[7] New York City 12th/
11th
Leon Lim 31 Installation Artist[8] Kedah, Malaysia
Michael Tewz[9][10] 30 Street Artist[11] Chicago, Illinois 10th
Bayeté Ross Smith 35 Video Artist[12] New York City 9th
Morgan "Sucklord" Phillips[13] 42 Toy Art Designer[14] New York City 8th
Michelle Matson 29 Sculptor[15] Bridgewater, New Jersey 7th
Sarah Kabot[16] 34 Installation Artist/Sculptor[17] Cleveland, Ohio 6th
Dusty Mitchell 32 Installation Artist/Sculptor[18] Mountain View, Arkansas 5th/
4th
Lola Thompson 24 Sculptor[19] Los Angeles
Sara Jimenez 26 Figurative Painter[20] New York City 3rd/
2nd
Young Sun Han 28 Performance Artist/Photographer[21] Skokie, Illinois
Kymia Nawabi 30 Drawer/Painter[22] New York City 1st

^Note 1 : Age at the time of filming.
^Note 2 : City of residence at the time of filming.

Contestant progress[edit]

Artists Progress by episode
1 2 31 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Kymia IN IN (+) HIGH WIN IN HIGH LOW IN WIN WINNER
Young IN IN (-) WIN IN WIN WIN IN WIN IN RUNNER-UP
Sara HIGH IN (+) IN LOW IN HIGH WIN WIN LOW RUNNER-UP
Lola HIGH LOW IN IN HIGH LOW LOW IN OUT
Dusty IN IN (+) LOW HIGH HIGH WIN IN LOW OUT
Sarah IN IN (+) IN IN LOW LOW HIGH OUT
Michelle WIN HIGH LOW IN IN LOW OUT
The Sucklord LOW IN (+) IN LOW LOW OUT
Bayeté LOW WIN IN IN OUT
Tewz IN LOW IN OUT
Leon IN IN (-) OUT
Jazz-Minh IN IN (-) OUT
Kathryn IN OUT
Ugo OUT

^Note 1 : Young had a two-page spread published in Entertainment Weekly; he did not receive immunity.

     (WINNER) The artist won the season of Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.
     (RUNNER-UP) The artist was a runner-up for the season.
     (WIN) The artist won that episode's challenge.
     (HIGH) The artist was selected as one of the top entries in the challenge, but did not win.
     (IN) The artist neither won nor lost that week's challenge. They also were not up to be eliminated.
     (LOW) The artist was selected as one of the bottom entries in the challenge, but was not eliminated.
     (OUT) The artist lost that week's challenge and was out of the competition.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Guest Judge Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11 1 "Kitsch Me If You Can" Mary Ellen Mark October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12) TBA N/A

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.


Challenge winner: Michelle
Bottom three: Bayeté, The Sucklord, Ugo
Eliminated: Ugo
12 2 "Art Movement" Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19) TBA N/A

Challenge: The artists must use parkour, a discipline where participants overcome obstacles using only their bodies to move from point A to point B in the most creative and inventive way possible, as their inspiration.


Team Loop: Jazz-Minh, Kathryn, Leon, Lola, Tewz, Young
Team Play With Me: Bayeté, Dusty, Kymia, Michelle, Sara, Sarah, The Sucklord


Challenge winner: Team Play With Me
Individual winner: Bayeté
Bottom three: Kathryn, Lola, Tewz
Eliminated: Kathryn
13 3 "Make It Pop" Rob Pruitt October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26) TBA 0.62[23]

Challenge: The contestants must create a piece of pop art that captures the popular culture of their time.


Challenge winner: Young
Bottom four: Leon, Dusty, Michelle, Jazz-Minh
Eliminated: Jazz-Minh, Leon
14 4 "Back to School" Sarah Jessica Parker November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02) TBA N/A

Challenge: The artists are challenged to create a piece of art inspired by the original artwork of the child they are paired with.


Challenge winner: Kymia
Bottom three: Sara, The Sucklord, Tewz
Eliminated: Tewz
15 5 "Ripped from the Headlines" Adam McEwen November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09) TBA N/A

Challenge: The artists must create a piece of art that illustrates a headline which strikes a chord with them.


Challenge winner: Young
Bottom three: Bayeté, Sarah K., The Sucklord
Eliminated: Bayeté
16 6 "Street Dealers" N/A November 16, 2011 (2011-11-16) TBA N/A

Challenge: The artists are challenged to leave their mark on New York with a work that embodies the subversion of street art.


Challenge winners: Dusty and Young
Bottom four: Lola, Michelle, The Sucklord, Sarah
Eliminated: The Sucklord
17 7 "La Dolce Arte" Liz Cohen November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30) TBA N/A

Challenge: The artists must utilize one automobile component from a Fiat 500 and transform it into a piece of art.


Challenge winner: Sara
Bottom three: Kymia, Lola, Michelle
Eliminated: Michelle
18 8 "Sell Out" Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07) TBA N/A

Challenge: The artists work in teams to create a minimum of one piece of art to sell to the public, but that is also worthy of presenting in a gallery show.


Challenge winners: Sara and Young
Bottom two: Sarah, Dusty
Eliminated: Sarah
19 9 "Exile on Main Street" Richard Phillips December 14, 2011 (2011-12-14) TBA N/A

Challenge: The artists travel to Cold Springs and choose locals to portrait.


Challenge winner: Kymia
Bottom three: Sara, Dusty and Lola
Eliminated: Dusty and Lola
20 10 "Elimination" KAWS December 21, 2011 (2011-12-21) TBA 0.781[24]

Challenge: The finalists present their collections to the judging panel to determine who will be "The Next Great Artist."


Winner: Kymia
Runners-up: Young, Sara

Future seasons[edit]

Work of Art's renewal status was unclear as the second season concluded: In late December 2011, Judge Bill Powers wrote that "We will have to see if our work of art worked for Bravo."[25] Jerry Saltz, another Work of Art judge, announced via his Vulture blog that he would not return for a third season of the show.[26] The uncertainty as to Work of Art's fate on Bravo was somewhat resolved when the Gallerist reported the show's cancellation in August 2012.[27][28] The LA Times reported that while Bravo would not officially confirm the cancellation, "a source close to the channel said it was "unlikely" that the show would return for a third season on Bravo."[29] Work of Art's producers are currently approaching other television networks in the hopes of continuing the show's run elsewhere.[27]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Bravo Marks Best Wednesday Night of the Year; 'Work of Art: The Next Great Artist' Finale Hits Highs". Tribune Media Company. August 12, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kitsch Me If You Can". Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. Season 2. Episode 1. October 12, 2011. 3:00 minutes in. Bravo. 
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  5. ^ "Bio: Kathryn". Work of Art, Season 2. New York City: Bravo. 2011. Archived from the original on November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Interview Magazine. Interview Magazine.
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  12. ^ "Kitsch Me If You Can". Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. Season 2. Episode 1. October 12, 2011. 6:48 minutes in. Bravo. 
  13. ^ Tucker, Ken (October 12, 2011). "'Work of Art: The Next Great Artist' recap: Enter the Sucklord". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
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  20. ^ "Kitsch Me If You Can". Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. Season 2. Episode 1. October 12, 2011. 8:12 minutes in. Bravo. 
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  23. ^ "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Series High Edges 'South Park' + 'Psych,' 'Daily Show,' 'Ultimate Fighter' & More". Tribune Media Company. October 27, 2011. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
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  25. ^ Bill Powers – Work of Art – An Alternate Universe – Blog – Bravo TV Official Site. Bravotv.com (December 21, 2011).
  26. ^ Saltz, Jerry. (December 21, 2011) Jerry Saltz’s Work of Art Finale Recap: The Drama’s Done. Vulture.
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  29. ^ August, David Ng. (August 22, 2012) Bravo's 'Work of Art' appears unlikely to return for 3rd season. latimes.com.

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