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This week’s episode of Work of Art made me believe there is a God. After the Sucklord spent months trying to coax Lola out of her clothes, she’s going full Monty for this week’s challenge -- and he’s not here to see it in the flesh. Hah! Praise God!
The challenge this week is for two-person teams to make art that will be sold on the streets of New York. Then they have to show some of it in the gallery. Lola’s large photo of herself with real secrets written on the picture’s surface is fantastic. She records confessions of jealousy and body shame, masturbation fantasies -- the whole nine yards. The irony, power, and magic of this piece is that it works not for what Lola is showing us on the outside but for the intriguing way she’s made her body invisible by becoming even more radically vulnerable, showing us what is on the inside. It’s something that would shine in any gallery in New York.
I didn't totally understand the rules for this challenge. My thought was to create a painting/sculpture/whatever for the gallery, and then sell reproductions (postcards/note cards/t-shirts) on the street. Was that not allowed? The only thing I got was that they couldn't do performance art. If so, I think all of the pieces would have been much more interesting and "sellable" as well. It seems like they were only focusing on what they could do quickly on the street, and then turning THAT into their gallery piece.
I would love to read the script from Lola's work. It did appear to be the strongest.
I love this show. Love all the judges. Simon rocks.
I really hope Sarah J. makes it to the final, she is a really good artist, with good vision. Obviously, Young will make it, he is the prototypical young, gay artist (please), Kymia is also a good artist who really cares about what she creates. Dusty had a good idea, but also too hard to identify the camera, Sara K......um, no words. Lola, really, didnt Bill say last week, from here on out you will get a pic. with text on it, exactly, but I guess because she was nude, the secrets Must be true, give me a break. The judges were nothing but hypocrites this week.
For once I agree with the judges on who to eliminate. This was the hardest challenge yet. Five hours to create something to sell??? In enough volume to make money? Sheesh! But it was entertaining. You're my favorite judge but even so, you scare me....
So sick of lola. enough already. nude pics really? art/we have enough of that already. send her home like way before sucklord. everyone misses him.
Why was writing on a picture wrong in the last episode but okay if she does it naked? Boy, did Lola play this one.
Lola's work was of a piece with everything else she's done- an image with things written all over it. It was effective, but the confessional style seems to be her default mode.
What did she tell that little girl that had her screaming?
I really enjoy "Work of Art". I really haven't had big interest in art before, but being able to see the art work getting created and also being critiqued makes it very interesting and educational as well. Thanks to this show, I feel like now I could go to galleries and appreciate art more.
I especially enjoy how smart and funny the judges' critiques are. Good job everyone.