It was a great pleasure for me to have the contestants come to our downtown space at the beginning of this episode. It reminded me of the mini retrospective of Andres Serrano that we had installed for the shock art contest during Season 1.
Judging from the artists' reaction when China Chow described the challenge, this is one they felt clearly more at ease with than the one from last week. This impression got confirmed on my studio visit. Most artists were already quite advanced with their works.
Simon You write such thoughtful comments in your blog and you seem to so genuinely care about the artists and their success. You are becoming one of my heroes. Sounds so hokey, I know, but really (and here comes my cynic) the world sometimes is so ugly and "me me me" oriented, so you are a modern hero.