“Finger Painting” by Judith Ann Braun
Last summer, Bravo hyped its new reality show, Work of Art . I obediently bought some Pop Secret, perched in my favorite chair, and silenced my phone. If you missed it, the concept is something like Top Chef meets the art world. I’m pretty sure after watching it that making demiglace and casting a bronze are functionally different skills. The contestants were given ill-conceived assignments, timed, and then judged by a panel of art critics in killer eyewear.
I won’t enumerate all of the reasons I was disappointed with the program. Suffice it to say I’m flabbergasted that it was awarded a second season.
I’m happy to highlight today the work of artist Judith Ann Braun who was eliminated early from the competition. In TV-land, there is no justice.