Thursday, May 13, 2010

A piece of work

It can’t be long before we get a reality TV show along the lines of Sarah Jessica Parker’s pet project Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. Charles Saatchi has already done one in the UK and audiences there and the US appear to warm to reality TV brutality being exerted on art and artists. Why anyone would put themselves in the firing line is another question altogether. One go-away-loser comment on the US version was very Weakest Link, “It’s been said that good art isn’t what it looks like but what it makes us feel. Your art didn’t make us feel anything. Good-bye."

Image: work by a contender in Work of Art: The Next Great Artist