Work of Art Season 2 Premieres TONIGHT!

Posted on October 12, 2011

Darlings, are you all set for the premiere of “Work of Art” on Bravo at 9/8c tonight? Well fear not. T Lo is here once again to give you the rundown on this year’s collection of attention whores and sensitive types. Make your predictions now: who’s going to be the biggest asshole? The most pretentious? The naive babe in the woods? The Nice Guy? The Nice Girl? The one you want to see naked?

Oh, sorry. We didn’t mean that last one. It’s just… helloooo, French guy!

Hit it, wannabes!

 

Bayeté
34, Hometown: New York, NY

Bayeté is an artist, photographer, and arts educator living in New York City. He began his career as a photojournalist for the Knight Ridder Newspaper Corporation, and has exhibited with The San Francisco Arts Commission, the Oakland Museum of California, MoMA P.S.1, the New Museum, the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland) and the Goethe Institute (Accra, Ghana), to name a few. His collaborative film with the Cause Collective was screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. With accolades including FSP/Jerome Fellowship, fellowships and residencies the McColl Center for Visual Art and Can Serrat International Art Center, Bayeté’s artistic reach is growing. He is very involved in public arts projects with organizations such as The International Center of Photography, Alternate Roots and The Laundromat Project. His photographs have been published in numerous books and magazines, such as “Dis:Integration: The Splintering of Black America” by Eugene Robinson, “Posing Beauty” by Dr. Deborah Willis and “The Spirit of Family” by Al and Tipper Gore.

Dusty
32, Hometown: Mountain View, Ark.

Dusty earned a B.F.A. in sculpture and a degree in Art Education from Arkansas State University in 2001. In 2004 he graduated with an MFA in sculpture form Michigan State, with a year of studying art abroad under his belt. Dusty currently lives in Arkansas and teaches art at a public elementary school, as well as college courses in the evenings and throughout the summers. His passion for art is apparent in his teaching, as well as through the dedication he commits to his craft. Dusty’s sculptural/installation works have been exhibited in spaces such as the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, AL, and the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, in addition to others. In 2003, Dusty had his first solo exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI. Supported by his wife and family, Dusty dedicates his participation in “Work of Art” to his daughter Cora, who was born in 2010.

Jazz-Mihn
32, Hometown: New York, NY

With a M.F.A. from California State University, Long Beach and a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Jazz-Minh is a full-time artist who is known for her swift painting skills. She has received numerous grants and scholarships including a NYFA fellowship and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. Her work focuses on the human psyche and is often infused with organic elements. Jazz-Minh has had solo shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Paris, and has been featured in various publications including Interview Magazine, Whitehot Magazine and American Art Collector, among others. In 2009, she co-founded the NYC based art collective, Gutbox, which garnered press for their show at Y Gallery the following year, and their first permanent art installation at the Magoski Arts Colony. Jazz-Minh’s work is represented by Lyons Wier Gallery NYC, with whom she is currently producing a solo show to debut early next year.

Kathryn
29, Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Kathryn earned a B.F.A. in Photography from MassArt and a M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University. While at Yale, she was awarded the Schickle-Collingwood Prize, and upon receiving her MFA, was the recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship to conduct research on the history of anatomical dissection in Italy. Her work has been published in “25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers,” Photo District News and Metropolis, to name a few. She has created art on commission basis for New York Magazine, TIME Magazine, Details magazine and Culture+Travel magazine, among others. Kathryn’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia. Her photographs deal with themes of the human condition and body, often drawing ideas from the medical world. In her most recent work, Kathryn has been constructing and photographing visceral tableaux, which incorporate surrogate organs that she makes out of dough, jelly, berries, fruit juices and other material.

Kymia
30, Hometown: New York, NY

Kymia graduated with a BFA from East Carolina University in 2003 and went on to study at the University of Florida. After receiving her MFA in 2006, Kymia moved to New York City to pursue her passion of the arts. She has since earned several prestigious residencies and awards for her work including Swing Space with LMCC (2009, 2007), Nominee and Fellowship with the Aljira Emerge 10 Program (2008), NYFA Grant and Fellowship (2009), as well as visiting artist and lecturer at Westchester Community College (2010). Kymia was recently invited to be a panelist for the 2011 NYFA fellowships for printmaking, drawing and book arts. With works that have been showcased in prestigious spaces including the Brooklyn Art Library and the Queens Museum International Biennale, Kymia is proving to be an ambitious and determined young artist. She currently works as a waitress to make ends meet, but seeks to engage herself in art full-time.

Leon
31, Hometown: Kedah, Malaysia

Born in Kedah, Malaysia, Leon has been profoundly and proudly deaf since birth. His first language was American Sign Language and as a child, he drew and painted incessantly, inspired by the colorful covers of music cassettes. Instinctively, his deafness has served as motivation to examine ways of telling a story through his artwork without speaking, reading or writing. He built his world without the need to hear sound or music by living alone at 14. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology and De Montfort University in the United Kingdom, Leon settled in New York City to explore his passion. Leon dabbles in a wide range of art forms, including painting, photography, multimedia, installations, and performance objects. His art has been exhibited in galleries, museums and major festivals including the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Recently, Leon’s transformative portrait work of Julian Assange was featured in the 2010 TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue. Leon has worked tirelessly to make a name for himself by demonstrating the real meaning of being an artist without ability to hear. He seeks to explore the dispositions and aftereffects of creation, evolution and abstraction, working with the elements of fire, water and sunlight.

Lola
24, Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

A young artist of 24, Lola was born in Studio City, California. She grew up between Sydney, New York and LA, where she is currently based. Lola studied sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her BFA from OTIS college of Art and Design, where she won the Jurors Prize at their 2010 BFA show. Sculptor Robert Graham, whom she assisted till his death in 2008, was a major inspiration to Lola. Today she works with a wide variety of forms including sculpture, installation, drawing, and performance. A lover of literature and history, her work often employs metaphor, simile, metonymy, and other literary devices to create conceptual proximity between disparate things. She is influenced by investigative journalism, headlines, the editorializing of popular culture, magic, medicine, science, and the new age. Lola enjoys snake charming and boating with her family.

Michelle
29, Hometown: Bridgewater, N.J.

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Michelle excels at taking risks and experimenting with various types of materials in sculpture. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Being in New York has provided Michelle with opportunities to work for esteemed galleries including Zach Feuer Gallery and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, as well as assisting prominent artists including Marilyn Minter and Josephine Meckseper. Over the past few years, Michelle has participated in multiple group shows including exhibitions at Postmasters, Kravets Wehby Gallery, Stux Gallery and Zach Feuer’s Project Space. She has an upcoming solo exhibit at the project space “Youth Group Gallery” in Brooklyn. Ready to break out on her own, Michelle is driven to shake up the art world with her unusual creations.

Sara J.
26, Hometown: New York, NY

Upon completion of her BA from the University of Toronto, Sara moved to New York City where she cultivated a signature style of painting through the use of unusual mediums. Sara has dabbled in installation work, such as her participation in Thom Sokoloski’s “The Encampment,” on Roosevelt Island in 2007. She has displayed pieces in various shows at prominent locations including the Space Womb in 2010, The Puzzle Project (Osaka, Japan) and Salon, a show she participated in and acted as co-curator. Sara initiated and developed “MUSE: Movement to Uncover Self-Expression,” a non-profit workshop for women in the Lower East Side in 2010. As evident in her paintings, Sara explores and deconstructs concepts in womanhood, identity, spirituality and the subconscious in her unique works of art.

Sarah H.
34, Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Sarah was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. The visually repetitive environment of suburban architecture continues to inform and influence her work. Sarah focuses on installations and sculptures, which she believes are inspired by quotidian objects and spaces, copying, mirroring, and amplifying the chosen structures, creating tension between the original and the intervention. Sarah graduated with a BFA from the University of Michigan and continued her art education by earning a MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She has had a number of group exhibitions in New York including shows at the Drawing Center, Mixed Greens and Smack Mellonand. She most recently had a solo show at the Akron Art Museum and is currently an art professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Tewz
31, Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Tewz studied printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is known internationally for his graffiti and street art. His work can be found on the walls of New York, San Francisco & Chicago, and as far away as  Prague, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. He is the winner of the Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament for Chicago in 2007 and more recently, the Mary Koga Award from the Japan America Society of Chicago. Tewz believes that art can be serious and fun. He focuses on subversive, street oriented works that are accessible to the masses, while juxtaposing the themes of “play” vs. “art.” Working across mediums, Tewz is multidisciplinary; fluent in serigraphy, painting, sound, graphic design, photography and many others. Tewz is passionate about his community and teaches at the South Chicago Art Center.

The Sucklord
41, Hometown: New York, NY

The Sucklord is the creator of SUCKADELIC ENTERPRISES, an evil arts organization based in Chinatown NYC. Specializing in bootleg action figures, illicit remix records, and low-budget sci-fi movies, The Sucklord seamlessly blends geeky nerd obsessions with street-level hipster cool. A master of media manipulation, The Sucklord is both an entrepreneur, and an artist. Running his art-racket as a legitimate business keeps him safe from the horrors of a “day job.” Known for his “art toys,” The Sucklord has been in designer toy world business since 2004 and revels in his self-proclaimed “art world outsider” status.

Ugo
34, Hometown: Paris, France

Ugo was born and raised in Paris before moving to Chicago as a foreign exchange student, and later spending a few years in New York City. Today he resides in Venice Beach, CA where he has participated in group shows at the Happening and Chalk galleries. He is currently preparing for his first solo show at the SnP gallery in Echo Park, CA. Ugo’s foray in the art world started only six years ago when he took his skills in motion graphics beyond the computer world to explore creating art. As an art director and designer, he works across mediums, including drawing, painting, creating videos, and photography. Focused and driven, Ugo seeks to further engage himself in the art community.

Young Sun
28, Hometown: Morton Grove, Ill.

As a global citizen, Young has studied at Goldsmiths College, London and is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Young received a government grant to study new media art in Germany for a year in 2007. He then moved to New Zealand where he curated over 25 exhibitions while running a gallery. He was named one of the country’s top ten emerging artists to watch by the New Zealand Herald’s Canvas magazine. Young’s work has been exhibited and sold around the world from France to Australia, as well as in the United States. Accomplished in photography, installation, and performance art, his style is known to shift with each project. He considers himself as much a philosopher as an artist, and uses art as a way to visually demonstrate his beliefs. Prepared to showcase his skills to a vast audience, Young brings both a conceptual and heartfelt approach to the competition.

[Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles/Bravotv.com]

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      The Sucklord. Really now.

      • Anonymous

        Also, “Jazz-Minh.” Sigh.

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          I know, right??? 

          • Anonymous

            –but we find she was actually born on a hippy commune.  So that’s probably the way her name was spelled from birth.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VBWWGHZEBKTVQMXE5SO5NCU2I Mich

          hah! i was just coming to verbally roll my eyes at this stuff. plus i really want to know the sucklord’s real name. i hope it’s larry.

          • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

            It’s actually Morgan.  There’s a preview up on Bravo that tags him with his given name as well as The Sucklord and…he’s not utterly repulsive.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TG6AJXVJXIK64AWSK2VB25VLJU charlotte

              A couple of years ago he was on the Vh1 show called “Can’t Get A Date”.  Everyone should look that episode up and watch it.  Hilarious.  Lived with his mother, pissed in a jar in his dark, sad bedroom.  It explains everything horrifying about this type of guy.  Too much

          • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

            Pretty sure his real name is “Squiggy”.

          • Now I am The Bee

            Yeah…Larry.  Or Herbie.  Maybe Elmer. 

        • Anonymous

          She deserves every juvenile Disney’s Aladdin joke she’s ever had to endure.

        • Anonymous

          I’d be ok with it if she were half-Vietnamese (Minh is a perfectly normal Vietnamese name).  In fact, it would be kinda cute.  But she doesn’t look the slightest bit Asian, so PBBBLLLTTTT!

          • Anonymous

            Yes, if she were Asian, I’d probably cut her a little more slack…although I think we could still safely assume that “Jazz” was an artsy addition to her given name.

            But given that she looks like Fallene from this season of PR, I reserve the right to roll my eyes at the whole thing.

        • Anonymous

          Though it is possible that that is the name her parents gave her. You will not believe the different spellings of “Jasmine” I’ve seen. “The Sucklord,” on the other hand….

          • Anonymous

            Wait, you mean that’s not a family name?

        • Anonymous

          Seriously, that’s a cat’s name. You could see a siamese named Jazz-Minh, right?

        • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

          Jazz-Minh sounds like a Toddlers and Tiara’s name…

          • http://twitter.com/turtleemily Turtle Emily

            I thought porn star – LOL.

            • http://twitter.com/commentkaren Karen B

              Toddlers in Tiaras is a show about future porn stars, no?

            • Anonymous

              If by “porn star” you mean “dancer at an off-ramp windowless strip joint,” then, yes.

    • Anonymous

      I hope Dusty is Mr Nice Guy since we are both Arkansans, but I won’t argue with babe in the woods. I do not have high hopes for The Sucklord, so based on his name alone I will nominate him for most pretentious. And, your final category – why, yes, I think you called it correctly!

    • Joe J

      “The Sucklord”????  And that bio underneath?  Must…. control…. slapping hand….

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I already hate him. Anyone who makes claims of “hipster cool” is not even a little cool.

        • Joe J

          It’s my dream that someone, somewhere, someday, will publish a list of terms that you absolutely cannot use to describe yourself under any circumstances without sounding pretentious, toolish, and/or douchey.  “Hipster”, “bad boy/girl”, “man/woman of letters” (unless you work for the postal service), etc.

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            “Rebel”, unless it’s Spike from Buffy.

          • Anonymous

            I think defensive use of hipster can be okay–like, acknowledging something douchey about yourself by tagging it as “hipster.” Or is that just what I tell myself?

    • Anonymous

      The Sucklord bio says: Known for his “art toys,””

      Let me guess: Sold at Toys in Babeland?

      Glad you guys mentioned this show – I’d forgotten all about it. It looks, for the most part, like it was cast for looks rather than talent, which doesn’t make it look too promising. But if you guys are blogging it, I’ll give it a shot. I have to say though, I expect it to be pretty dreadful.

      –GothamTomato

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VBWWGHZEBKTVQMXE5SO5NCU2I Mich

        i watched the first season and was pleasantly surprised by how much i enjoyed it. there wwere some terribly awful people on the show, but i was surprised by how much i actually responded to. and the guy who won was literally the nicest guy on the planet, so that made me generally happy.

        i’m an art librarian with a bfa, and it’s always fascinating to me to see the process, even if i don’t like the outcome.

        • Anonymous

          High praise for Abdi, there. ;-)

          I enjoyed the first season, too, although part of the fun was rooting for the hometown girl, Peregrine. I’ll probably have less of a personal stake in the proceedings this year.

        • Anonymous

          High praise for Abdi, there. ;-)

          I enjoyed the first season, too, although part of the fun was rooting for the hometown girl, Peregrine. I’ll probably have less of a personal stake in the proceedings this year.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I’m pretend annoyed to be reminded about this show because I had resolved to take a pass on it, and now that I see how awful it might be, I naturally have to go set my DVR.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BCWREI3XJ6YMYJBOBI5ZUXD53E Jury

      Hello French guy, INDEED. (♥_♥)

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      I’ll be watching, I really liked this show last season. I wonder if this season is going to be more competitive, since the show has a lot more publicity?

    • Anonymous

      While I also say yes to the French Guy, which I really hope is the only way we ever refer to him, Tewz is also good looking. Needed to be said.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, and much more up my alley. I’ll be ogling in that direction, thanks.

        • Anonymous

          I guess I can’t have him to myself now.  *sigh*

          • Anonymous

            Nope, because he’s mine all mine.

    • Anonymous

      Uhm. I hit Ugo and my brain stalled at, ‘/Hi./’ There is at least an interesting blend of sculptural and visual artists that this may shape up to be a great season.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      Jazz-Mihn?  Really?  

      • Anonymous

        Exactly. ‘Jasmine’ wasn’t artsy enough? 

    • http://twitter.com/ericibid eric

      I am only excited about this show for two reasons: 1) Hearing Simon de Pury forcing himself to say “Hello, Sucklord.” and 2) The many gratuitous shots of Ugo without any shirt. Hopefully he’ll wear a blanket ala Miles at some point. /end perving

      • Anonymous

        The only thing that could make the de Pury “Hello, Sucklord” moment even more delicious is the following response:

        “It’s The Sucklord, actually.”

        • Anonymous

          Oh, I have no trouble believing we’ll get to hear that interchange.

      • Anonymous

        SJP was on Andy Cohen’s show last night and one of the indicators of “game time” was Simon de Pury saying “sucklord” – it was hilarious.

    • Anonymous

      They found a really, really, pretty cross section of artists, didn’t they?

      I was going to predict whom I would want to auf 1st based on the pretentious art-speak in the bios, but there was too much of it.

      I can not WAIT to see how Leon’s deafness is handled & if his statements & opinions get their fair share of air time. Many of the deaf whom I know are quite blunt in their assessments and it would be interesting to see the reactions were he to share their tendency to address the elephant in the room around which everyone else is tip-toeing. [I hope this doesn’t come across as negative stereotyping, it is simply my experience which I’ve been told is an aspect of ‘deaf culture’)

      Finally, the Sucklord is either going to be one of my favorites or the most annoying person on television this fall.

      • Anonymous

        Formerlyanon said: [I hope this doesn’t come across as negative stereotyping, it is simply my experience which I’ve been told is an aspect of ‘deaf culture’)”

        I have cousins who are deaf and went to RIT as well (there’s a big deaf population there). And they had problems, when there, with Deaf Culture as well, because my cousins lipread and socialize with hearing people, and the deaf culture people would tell them they shouldn’t.

        –GothamTomato

        • MilaXX

          Sort of off topic but have you seen the PBS doc Sound and Fury? I used to work in early intervention and I remember seeing it when it first came out. There was a lot of debating around cochlear implants when they first came out.

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            I remember an Oliver Sachs documentary about a genetic trait of tunnel vision – leading eventually to blindness – within a deaf community somewhere in Louisiana.  Their sign language had changed so that it was all based up around the face to make it easier for those losing their sight to focus.  Those who were already blind would cup their hands around someone who was signing for them and ‘read’ the signs.  It was an incredible, amazing documentary.  

            When asked if they’d like their sight back, those who were blind gave a very enthusiastic yes.  When asked if they wanted their hearing back they said “no, I like my silent world.”

            I don’t know how I’d feel if I had to make a decision regarding cochlear implants for a child.  I’m disturbed by how invasive the surgery is and deafness is a culture all its own.

            • MilaXX

              I agree what a difficult decision. If I was a parent I honestly don’t know how I would handle it.

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              I Googled the documentary – which is SO worth seeking out – to check my facts.  It’s Oliver Sacks rather than Sachs and the show was one of four episodes made for the BBC and shown on PBS over here in the late 90s.  The episode in question was The Rajin’ Cajin: Usher’s Syndrome and concerned Danny Delcambre – a deaf/blind chef and restaurater – who’d relocated from Louisiana to Seattle.  Incredibly inspiring.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I was going to predict whom I would want to auf 1st based on the
        pretentious art-speak in the bios, but there was too much of it.

        That’s what I thought.  I think now I will vote for a win based on who has the most normal name didn’t pose pretentious.  And rocks a drill, so go Michelle.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I was going to predict whom I would want to auf 1st based on the
        pretentious art-speak in the bios, but there was too much of it.

        That’s what I thought.  I think now I will vote for a win based on who has the most normal name didn’t pose pretentious.  And rocks a drill, so go Michelle.

      • Anonymous

        While the name still makes me all stabby, I think there’s legitimate hope for The Sucklord being the most entertaining person on the show.

        If you go back and read his bio after getting past the initial revulsion to the name, it actually sounds a lot more ironic and self-deprecating than most of the others. Maybe his whole shtick is that he pokes fun at the f***ed-up world that he’s thriving in. If so, that could be somewhat interesting.

        • Anonymous

          We can live in hope. For an episode or so, anyway!

      • scottyf

        One of the “longer-termed” relationships I’ve had in my life, was with a guy who happened to be deaf. You mentioned two things that really bitch-slapped my hearing bias. Both had to do with the deaf culture of which I got to experience by proxy. One was the strong pride that most of my partner and his friends exhibited around simply being deaf. I was really humbled when I realized that it was egotistical of me to assume that it would be considered a defect. I find that many, many hearing people are uncomfortable around such confidence in the community.

        The second was getting used to a form of communication that is all about getting to the point: cutting out any unnecessary stuff and being very succinct about what you mean. Since I am…ehem…somewhat verbose…it took me a while to warm to the idea that “less is more” when it comes to ASL. 

        I will never forget one of the first parties we went to with some of his friends. I was introduced to one of his best friends, and the first thing he signed to me was “I bet you two look good when you’re having sex.”

        What a hoot something like THAT would be on the show.

        • Anonymous

          That’s got to be one of the most flattering conversation stoppers I’ve ever heard (sic)!

    • Now I am The Bee

      I watched a bit of the first season reruns  this morning before work–I had forgotten how annoying Miles was and how utterly cute Abdi was. 
      And how pretentious the whole fine art world can be.  The Sucklord??  Really?  Fer cripes sakes. 
      But–I am looking forward to more BS from the art world, especially since you two will be blogging it.  My only problem–it’s on at the same time as ANTM All Stars.  My DVR can only handle two shows at once, so I can’t watch anything else at the same time,.  The Hubs will not tolerate watching either one of these shows…

    • scottyf

      I’m biased–I admit it. Gotta start by rooting for the only brother (although, Ugo has got my Eiffel Tower rising–Oooh! La! La!). But they gave it to Abdi during the first season, so I ain’t holdin’ out much hope for the dude.

      • Now I am The Bee

        I usually root for hometime folks–and in the absence of Wisconsin folks–then Chicoans.  But there seems to be a lot from that area, or students from the AI of Chicago…what to do…what to do? 

      • Anonymous

        I go in pre-disposed to favor everyone who has managed to incorporate teaching in their bio, either because it’s something they want to do or it’s a day job that’s not entirely disconnected from their interests.  Rightly or wrongly, I see that as a realistic way of committing to life as an artist, and idealistically, a way of sharing their interests with others. A teacher of any of the arts that shares even a little piece of their world with their students (rather than condescending to or enduring them) is an amazing force for good in the universe.

        It is even possible (not likely, but possible) that I’ll like the Sucklord and I say that in part because he’s found a way to make a living that relates to his artistic interests.

        • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

          I agree. I taught art for a brief period and found that sharing my skills and interest in the arts with kids really enhanced my own creativity. I really hope Dusty is talented. He sounds much more interesting than someone who refers to himself as “sucklord”. Bleh.

      • MilaXX

        Hell would freeze over before a POC won 2 years running. In fact since they seemed to have cast for pretty my money is on a female winning this year.

        • Anonymous

          It makes me feel a little cynical to realize that I feel 99.998% certain that you are right.

          (And I’m pretty sure that that other .002% is wishful thinking.)

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the reminder!!  Must..watch..the..Sucklord….

    • http://twitter.com/hooRahsunshine Rachel Mason

      Ugo. Sorry, can’t process much more than that face/body at the moment..uh..oh yes, you’re sweet girl is definitely Sarah H. from Cleveland. Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Karen Allen (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)?

      • Anonymous

        No, you’re not the only one. And Lola looks like Alyssa Milano.

      • Anonymous

        Sarah H. does look like Karen Allen (Animal House right??)

      • scottyf

        And Kymia looks like a younger Cher.

         Is this Work Of Art or Celebrity Look-Alike?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

          My first thought was Winehouse, but now that you mention it…..

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      Based only on my extensive knowledge of reality TV tropes and trawling for their individual websites, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that either Bayete or Leon, but not both, is probably in it for the long run as well as Kymia. 

      And while he didn’t register in his bio, looking at Young Sun’s work gave me a rash.  I hope he’s not so far up his own ass like his work implies, but he does wear fucschia skinny jeans.

    • Anonymous

      I had completely forgotten about this show. What I would like to know is why is it that only the girls have normal names?…well most of them.

      Also, side note: What happened to the post on the lastest Boardwalk Empire?

      • Anonymous

        I do not think “Jazz-Minh” is a normal name whatsoever.

        Please can people just STOP with the creative spellings? If your kid will have to spell it every day, please consider it.

        • Anonymous

          It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if her name is spelled “Jasmine” on her birth certificate.  Unfortunately, some people feel the need to “improve” things.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Evil arts organization in Chinatown? lol

    • Anonymous

      Apparently I don’t look at names.  I noted hometown and bios but somehow I looked right over the silliness of the names. 

    • Anonymous

      Hello French Guy indeed…

    • http://twitter.com/JackieO JackieO

      I’m hoping that they treat Ugo like they did with Miles.  I want a gratuitous butt shot. 

    • Anonymous

      jazz-minh tho, really? what a pretentious boob.

      oh and whoda thunk kathryn was from brooklyn…? /sarcasm

      i like leon on-site, tho, and am interested to see how (or in what ways, rather) his approach to his pieces varies bc of his deafness.

    • Anonymous

      jazz-minh tho, really? what a pretentious boob.

      oh and whoda thunk kathryn was from brooklyn…? /sarcasm

      i like leon on-site, tho, and am interested to see how (or in what ways, rather) his approach to his pieces varies bc of his deafness.

      • MilaXX

        I wonder if she friends with Qrystil (or however she spelled it), who by the way, will be on the next season of All on the Line.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, yeah, obviously Brooklyn, but she’s still the girl I most want to see naked. What can I say, I really dig tattoos. (Guy I most want to see naked is Tewz.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

      No RISD alums on Work of Art again?!? Is this because we all have jobs?

      • ferdinanda

        Ha ha! that’s a good one.  I’m actually glad no one’s representing any SF Bay Area school–I don’t want to have to get defensive. 

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I’ve been getting myself pumped by watching the marathon on Bravo. Simon is awesome, China Chow truly is the best dressed woman on TV, and that vinegar smell? Yeah, that’s the douchiness of Miles coming through your TV set.

    • Anonymous

      Do any of these people have last names?

      Her name was Lola…she was an artist. (and a snake charmer–rock on!)

    • http://twitter.com/sfsn Sci-Fi Sat. Night

      We interviewed The Sucklord on the SciFi podcast I work with. (It’s here if anyone is interested: http://www.scifisaturdaynight.com/?p=1038)

      Insider scoop: he’s an incredibly interesting, articulate, and amusing person IRL. It was an “interesting” interview to say the least, but the minute we stopped recording he “dropped character” and became an awesome and interesting person who we actually *wanted* to interview. It’ll be interesting to see what he does on the show.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, this bodes ill

        There is nothing so infuriating as a rational, interesting, intelligent person who has decided that they need to adopt an irritating persona in order to be successful. Partly because their brand of irritating is SO grating because it is intentionally generated & often gratuitous, not an outgrowth of their actual personality and the events around them.

        Well, perhaps it is MORE irritating when it turns out they are correct, and the persona becomes the vehicle for their success.

      • Now I am The Bee

        If he’s so interesting and awesome, why does he feel the need to call himself such a stupid name?  In my mind, his awesome-ness just dropped 100 points. 

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          I got some scoop from my husband about The Sucklord. It was an on-line name he used in conjunction with the sale of his toys, and it somehow took off. He wasn’t too happy about it, but it’s how people recognize him and his art. Maybe he can ease out of it like John Mellencamp – from The Sucklord to Morgan the Sucklord, to Morgan S.L., and finally Morgan whatever-the-hell-his-last-name-is. Or he could go by Morgan Mellencamp.

      • MilaXX

        UGH! That does not bode well for us viewers. I wonder if we’ll see the real artist or the persona?

    • Anonymous

      Jazz-Minh.  JAZZ-MINH?! Who the… what the… GODDAMMIT.

    • Anonymous

      Dusty has a mullet.  Oh, no.
      Bonjour, Ugo, I’m in love.  Hope you aren’t annoying.
      The Sucklord’s bio reads like it’s fake-or like he’s a Batman (show) villain.  evil arts empire selling bootleg toys!
      Tewz is kinda hot, but that name is not.  I know they have handles, but this one is annoying.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        Yeah, I saw the mullet. :( I actually hope it is a redneck thing, rather than ironic. I HATE ironic mullets.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t understand why one of the printmakers is posed as a ceramicist. Also: printmakers! Hooray!

      I can’t believe they are having a second season of this show.

    • Anonymous

      Monsieur France, déshabillez-vous s’il vous plaît. Merci beaucoup.

    • Judy_J

      Jazz-Minh???? Seriously?  Took some real creativity to come up with that moniker.  I think she and the Sucklord are made for each other.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      say what???? where did this come from?? already organized a viewing party for the rerun at 11 tho… as art students ourselves we will thoroughly become indignant over this. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      All I got to say is ooh-la-la!! 

    • Kate Pearce

      wow, who knew all great artists were so pretty? 

    • Lori

      Not going to laugh at anyone’s name.  I learned my lesson with Peregrine, who was all kinds of awesome and gifted us with unborn fawns.

      They’re all intriguing. S1 was great, I have a crush on Simon de Pury, and a friend who knows him says he’s just as sweet, sharp and charming as he seems on teevee.

    • Anonymous

      I’m kind of sad that the oldest one is 41. And that they’re all pretty pretty. I want to think the art world is more diverse. I guess it is, but reality TV isn’t. I want to see more Berts and Peaches in the mix!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      London, Chicago and New Zealand?  If we thought Precious Moment’s accent was strange I can’t wait to see what Young Sun has in store for us!

    • Anonymous

      First impression: What a load of pretension. But that kind of goes with the territory.

    • Anonymous

      “The Sucklord” and “Suede” from Project Runway – Separated at Birth. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1006374212 Berna Starling

      Sucklord? Evil Arts Organization? GOTTA WATCH THAT! :D

    • MilaXX

      The Sucklord? Really? *coughTRYINGTOOHARDcough*
      Lots of pretty people this season.  I haven’t read any spoilers or bios so I’m going into this fairly blind. Should be interesting.

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      Wow, was there a weight limit and good looks requirement this year? They look like sitcom actors.

    • Dennis Nangle

      “Lola enjoys snake charming and boating with her family.” Don’t we all, Lola?

    • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

      My favorite line from all of the bios: “Lola enjoys snake charming and boating with her family.”

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be pleasantly surprised if ‘most pretentious’ (jazz-minh) and ‘biggest tool’ ( sucklordy ) turn out to be mistaken.
      Hot french guy on the other hand…………

    • Anonymous

      Oh heavens, the French guy indeed. :)

      I didn’t even know this show existed…but I’ll definitely root for The Sucklord (because there’s no way I could not), and the guy from Arkansas, since he has shown work here in Memphis (I was just at the Brooks Saturday) and appears to potentially have an art mullet.

      Jazz-Minh has earned my ire for her name, and Sara has for that shitty look on her face.  I’m judgemental that way. :)

    • john martin

      I like Lola in that Blossom skirt

    • Anonymous

      Oh, thank God–the antidotes to Project Gag-Me just keep on coming!  I’m so looking forward to this show–I loved the first season.

      It’s hard to tell who’s going to be the Nice Guy/Gal, but those who work as teachers might be the most likely.  As far as Most Pretentious or Douchey?  Jazz-Minh?  Like, it couldn’t just be Jasmine, right?  “Global Citizen” Young Sun, who lives in one of the dullest suburbs of Chicago.  And, of course, the Suck Guy.

      Could be completely wrong about all of them, of course.  But I hope Bayete, Tewz, and Ugo stick around for a bit.  Cuz them mens sure is purty!  :)

    • Gayle Bower

      ummmmmmmmmmm….
      I am an 64 year old artist who has worked in art and now self employed…. gosh I am so weird, I use my given name, Gayle, I paint clouds, print cards, photograph the wildlife around me and have never used the terms ….
      visceral tableaux, create conceptual proximity, new age, simile, metonymy, magic  and snake charming to describe my work.
      OMG… I now know what I have been doing wrong all these years.
      Words…. lots and lots of words ! Plus a killer bod and tight pants…. oh to be 20 again even 30 or 40 hell,  I’ll take 50 even.

      cheers

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, “visceral tableaux” struck me as well.

        Not favorably.

      • Anonymous

        Oh Gayle, thank you for this post.  My husband is 51 year old ceramic artist.  We chuckled and snorted through this show as these kids postured and said these kinds of bullshit words (visceral tableaux was our favorite) as they tried to out serious one another.   xoxo BWGP 

    • Anonymous

      These contestants need to watch “L.A.  Story”. Even Hot French Guy has a pretentiously spelled name. But thanks, T Lo for the reminder to watch tonight.

      • Anonymous

        Ugo is probably of Italian descent.  That’s a perfectly good, unpretentiously spelled,  Italian name

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the info. It’ll certainly come in handy if I meet any hunks by that name in Italy this summer (hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?). I was thinking of the French spelling Hugo when I saw the Ugo. Honestly can’t say I particularly like the name in either language. Looks too much like “ugh!”

        • Anonymous

          Good. because I’d hate for my future husband to have a stupid name.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739505579 Amanda Aziyade

          He’s French. Said so last night. Apparently everyone on the show also thought he was Italian too, though.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I know.  I read his bio.  But that does not negate the possibility that he is of Italian descent.  (Of course, it’s also possible that his parents just preferred the Italian spelling.)

    • Anonymous

      Ugo is probably the asshole (and the hottest, with Bayeté being the cutest) and Kathryn is giving me a headache already. I’m sad that there’s no boy toy like Miles this year. Boo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLSER5H3A6FPBAZOEIQIOBHAYM Elizabeth Rust

      I’m looking forward to it – though I’m not sure if it’s because or in spite of the fact that they seem to have ramped up the pretentiousness pretty severely this season! [I was watching the reruns of season one and was unreasonably tickled to see the original unborn fawns again {grin}.]

      Oh, and I make *my* “visceral tableaux” out of marzipan (for the hand-sculpted bits) and a Jell-O/condensed-milk recipe (for the anatomically-correct brain mold). But I’ll be interested in seeing whether Kathryn’s versions resemble art or a “Chopped” dessert-round entry…

      -GoryDetails

    • Anonymous

      The Sucklord caused me to laugh loud enough to frighten the cat.

      The Sucklord. Seriously. You call yourself The Sucklord. Informally, do we call you The? Is this some sort of elaborate attempt to make jokes on your name so easy it becomes dull and difficult to mock? Is being a Sucklord what got you on this show? See, too easy!

    • Anonymous

      A more ridiculous concept for a reality show does not exist and yet I watched the entire season.  Something about adults and craft projects pulls me in.  Alas.  

    • Anonymous

      You can really only call yourself “The Sucklord” if you actually suck.  In whatever way you like.

    • Logo Girl

      Really wishing they had put more consideration into having a few older contestants, if, for no other reason, to provide a nice counterbalance to the young and gung ho who on and on and on and on about how they are going to “make it” in the “art world”. 

      • Pam Winters

        No kidding. I’m a 50-year-old poet, and the poets I hang out with are mostly my age or older. And they’re awesome. (I don’t mean that in the ’80s Valley Girl way.) Some of them are, er, eccentrically socialized enough to make for good reality show drama, if that’s what the folks want. All are wildly creative in different ways. A few are even conventionally telegenic!

        Now the question: Would I even go on a show called “Poetic License” or “Waxing Poetic”?

        Yeah, probably. What the hell.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739505579 Amanda Aziyade

        As far as older artists go, maybe they didn’t want to participate? Being locked away from your family for 30 days, signing a contract that effectively lets them portray you as the biggest asshole that ever lived (even if you’re super nice) just to get ratings, and probably signing away the rights to anything you make as a part of a work-for-hire scenario — that doesn’t really appeal to everybody. But last season they had — was it Judith? — who was substantially older than the others, and Sucklord is over 40, so maybe they figure that’s enough.

    • Anonymous

      Kathryn scares me. She looks like she is about to rip your heart out and photograph it for her next “medical world” exhibit. I actually could imagine her saying as she rips your heart out, “Don’t scream, don’t you understand the sacrifice of your life is not in vain its for ART!!!!”

      • Logo Girl

        Previews for next week show her going into a frightening crying jag.

    • Anonymous

      Tonight! Yay! (How did I miss this? It seems like I’ve been looking out for the premiere for months and months now and yet somehow I still missed that it was coming up.) If she went by just Jaz that’d be okay — maybe even Jazz, but that’s sort of pushing it.

    • Anonymous

      Jazz-Minh? You’ve got to be kidding!

      • Anonymous

        Jazz-Minh?  Puh-Leez.

      • Anonymous

        Jazz-Minh?  Puh-Leez.

      • Anonymous

        my sentiments exactly. I’m sure she’s a lovely person, but her name makes me want to punch something.

      • Anonymous

        She has to get that a lot… I couldn’t roll my eyes any harder.

      • Anonymous

        My reaction exactly.  (But I’d like to have her necklace!)

      • Anonymous

        That name. I can’t. I can’t….

      • Logo Girl

        I bet her brother is named Thelonious Mao

    • Anonymous

      Kimya is so “Breakfast at Tiffanys”!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Kimya is so “Breakfast at Tiffanys”!!!!

    • Anonymous

      “visceral tableaux”

      Sounds like code for my ‘art’ is simply an excuse to be as disgusting as possible and then proclaim that you just don’t understand my genius if you feel my art is just for shock value.

    • Anonymous

      “visceral tableaux”

      Sounds like code for my ‘art’ is simply an excuse to be as disgusting as possible and then proclaim that you just don’t understand my genius if you feel my art is just for shock value.

    • Anonymous

      The Sucklord?  Seriously?  Can I just call him Pretentious Asshole?

      • Anonymous

        Go ahead. I did.

    • Andrea Weymouth

      these people don’t look like any artists I know……..

    • Anonymous

      The Sucklord? Please. 

      Why are there no writers? Are we not worthy?

      • Anonymous

        It is very difficult to make the process of writing visually interesting. 

        • BuffaloBarbara

          You could do a screenwriting sort of thing, with five minute films…

          Yeah, that wouldn’t really work, either.  The product would be too short, but even at that length, the show would be too long.  Next Great Haiku writer, maybe, but that’s about what the format would allow, and that would still be boring as hell.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Bayete’ seems ridiculously overqualified. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to wait until some of the most annoying poseurs have been eliminated before I tune in.  It may take awhile if The Sucklord is any indication.  

    • Anonymous

      Aw, no TLounge? Oh well.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t let the lack of the Lounge stop you from having a frosty beverage. :-)

      • Anonymous

        I know! Right? And now that I’m watching it and really enjoying it, I really do wish there was a lounge to discuss the show. It’s pretty good this season. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589131702 Jenna Gordon

      i became addicted to this show during its first season. i’m so glad that they decided to pick it up for another season. although i really hated that girl from season one that did nothing but get naked and take photos of herself. i would have loved it if one of the judges had told her that her tits weren’t that fantastic and to move on. most of these people have my eyes rolling already. love it!

    • Anonymous

      Helllooo, French Guy and Bayeté… They both are hot. And the both are in the bottom. So much for my taste in men…

      • Anonymous

        Personally speaking, I just love a hot bottom.

        • Anonymous

          You do have a point, there… :-)

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather keep Sucklord, but he is probably the first to go.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong choice; shouldn’t have even been in the bottom three.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shoutitfromtheroof Sara Zuckerman

      I hope The Sucklord wins it all. Imagine judge jerry having to say, “Congratulations, The Sucklord.”

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        That would be worth both time and money.

        And oh my god, I thought Jerry was going to have an aneurysm. I don’t remember him actually becoming enraged last season.

         Poor Sucklord. Jerry’s probably going to make him suffer for the rest of his time on the show.

    • Anonymous

      So sorry to see hot Ugo go. His piece wasn’t horrible, but it was most definitely derivative.

      • Anonymous

        And knowing that people would think it’s derivative, he decided not change a thing.

      • Anonymous

        I thought it was one of the best, maybe the best even. I also think it was quite distinctively his, if “evocative” of Keith Haring as I think it was put on the show — and that it would be a mistake (and that it was a mistake) to outright dismiss it based on that alone. (I have a feeling these judges would have tossed out anyone coming after Monet as derivative and what then of the Impressionists?) This particular piece stood out even without the supposedly derivative line drawings being the distinct aspect of what caught the eye. (Abdi was seriously checking it out and I’d be interested to know his take.) And — and this is no small thing — there was So. Much. Crap. that should have been eliminated first. 

      • Anonymous

        It was weird that Ugo was cast on the show given the derivative tag.  Seems like a waste of time for him and the loss of a spot for someone else.  That said, I don’t think his was the worst of the bottom 3.  I would’ve liked to see him evolve that style to something else.

    • George Nelson

      Kymia is a fellow alumni of mine from ECU! I can’t wait to see what she produces on the show and what nick name you’ll have for her!

      • http://twitter.com/HeckYeahHeckNo K

        I never met Kymia (started ECU just after she graduated) but I had heard of her and seen her artwork. She’s very talented, and from what I hear from friends who know her, very nice (she definitely seems bubbly and cool on the show so far). I’m rooting for her. I really love her artwork, definitely twisted! It is crazy that college & TLo are crossing paths!

    • Anonymous

       The Sucklord is an ass.  If I were one of the other contestants, or a judge, I’d call him “The”.

      Now let’s deconstruct bios (always a fun project!):

      “garnered press for their show” = “show was listed in the ‘What’s on this weekend’ section of the local free paper”
      “works tirelessly to make a name for himself’ = “annoys everyone around him by never shutting up (or the sign language equivalent thereof) about himself”
      “his work can be found on the walls of [various cities]” = “he has defaced public and private property in [various cities]”
      “revels in his self-proclaimed “art world outsider” status” = “sulks because no one appreciates or understands him”
      “seeks to further engage himself in the art community” = “really, really, really needs a job”
      “work has been exhibited and sold around the world” = “rents booths at street fairs around the world”
      “opportunities to work for esteemed galleries  .  .  . as well as assisting prominent artists” = “answered the phones and got the coffee”
      “style is known to shift with each project” = “hasn’t figured out who he is yet”

      • Anonymous

        “If I were one of the other contestants or a judge, I’d call him ‘The'” is HILARIOUS.   Thanks for making me laugh this morning.  

    • BuffaloBarbara

      While there’s something amusing about watching hoity-toity NY art people being forced to call someone “Sucklord,” the man’s pieces belong on regretsy.  I spend a lot of time looking at fan art in various fandoms, and I can think of several people who work in the field off the top of my head who are better, though it does tend to be a bit more literalist than a show like this likes.  If LotR is that emotionally and morally important to him, shouldn’t his art about it actually reflect that at some point?  Much could be done with Gandalf.  I’m no visual artist, but the theme I’d tend to play with is the incredibly powerful being who chooses to present himself as a humble wanderer, fascinated by a people deemed unworthy of attention.  Not sure how I’d express that visually, but I don’t think it would be by making an action figure.

      I’d say the same thing about Bayaté’s–if something is important to you, shouldn’t you say something substantive about it instead of spouting an extremely literal cliché?

      I wasn’t terribly impressed with anyone.  Ugo’s seemed the best in terms of polish, but the judges were right that it was too derivative.  How many Keith Haring knock-offs do we need to see in one lifetime? (There was one on “Design Star,” too, and he also couldn’t figure out why the judges told him to find his own voice and not Keith Haring’s.)  I did kind of like the winning piece (Michelle?).  Looked like a Dia de los Muertes thing, and death obsession can get old fast, but it was kind of cool.

      • Pam Winters

        I enjoyed the critique of Bayaté; it actually taught me some things about how to articulate why so much polemical art leaves me cold.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739505579 Amanda Aziyade

        I like Sucklord’s other pieces, but I agree with even his own assessment that the piece he made last night just didn’t cut it. The only defense he had of it was to say it was cute and funny (or something to that effect.) Without the pressures of the show, I’ll bet he could have come up with a unique interpretation of the original painting (but of course, that’s not the point of the show.) Still I think his work is really interesting and rather down to earth — just like him. I cringe a little at the “Sucklord” name, but he comes from Comic-Con not Columbia University, and in the context of fandom and toy/fandom art, it fits.

        The criticism of Bayate’s piece was great. It was what I was thinking the whole time. Not trying to sound racist here, but saying “my piece deals with issues of racism” isn’t much of an artist’s statement. I don’t think he thought about what he was trying to say very long, and the work ended up looking like the visual equivalent of listening to a 4-year old tell you a story — it wanders around a point but never quite gets there, and you’re left still wondering what the hell he was talking about.

        Ugo’s didn’t speak to me at all. If there were “hidden messages” as he insisted, I should have at least seen a hint of that, to let me know to actually go looking for them. But I’m not an overly huge Haring fan either, so it could just be personal prejudice.

        Agreed with the winner. That piece was quite cool, and I liked her explanation.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      I’ve never watched this before, but wow…exact same format as Project Runway.  Is that on purpose?

      • Anonymous

        Magical elves at work

    • Anonymous

      Haven’t even finished reading the post yet, but: “Jazz-Minh”? HAHHAHAHAH. Also, ” Lola enjoys snake charming and boating with her family.” TOO GOOD. TOO. GOOD.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      Gotta support Dusty. His hometown is about 30 miles from where my grandpa was born in the Arkansas Ozarks, so odds say we’re related somehow. :D

      And after watching the episode tonight…The Sucklord is my new BFF.

      • Anonymous

        My two faves of the night, too. Loved Dusty’s crayon self portrait and especially is army men American Flag.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      I definitely get a whiff of the ivy/elite schools vs. state schools….I predict class warfare

    • http://twitter.com/AileenBartels Aileen Bartels

      I don’t know about you all, but I am placing my bets on The Sucklord.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Really great show!  Magical Elves – how I’ve missed you.  B/M – THIS is how it is done.

      TLo – would you consider opening the lounge for Work of Art?

      I’d forgotten what a complete and utter wanker Jerry Saltz is.  Still, he hated Abdi from the get go last season and Abdi ended up winning.  Maybe The Sucklord can do the same thing.

      • Pam Winters

        Yes! A lounge! Perhaps in a gallery…where we can talk about negative capability and Ugo’s dear departed derriere and whatnot.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Oooh yes, may I suggest the Turbine Gallery in the Tate Modern, London.  Jaw droppingly awesome space.

    • Anonymous

      Allo Ugo.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know, right now I like The Sucklord. I was amused by the conversation between him and Simon about how to address him on the show. It seemed obvious that not only was Simon familiar with his work but that he knows the person behind the persona(and is quite aware that he is here in a professional capacity so will be in character).

      I find it interesting that of all the cast it is The Sucklord that Simon has bought and sold from. Wonder if he’s a closet geek or if he has a family member who appreciates geeky kitsch.

      My other favorite just off vibe is the guy from Arkansas. Dusty seems like a nice guy with some interesting pieces. I loved his crayon self portrait.

      One of the funniest bits was the street artist talking to the guy who did the subway installation. He seemed amused that he got permission to do the installation.

    • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

      Agreed, I do want to see the French guy naked!

    • Anonymous

      Just found this interesting and brief interview with the Sucklord that was posted yesterday.   This interview makes me like the guy just a bit.  He certainly isn’t a fake, that’s for sure.  http://www.jeremyriad.com/blog/interviews/the-sucklord-work-of-art-interview-episode-0/

      • Anonymous

        I actually enjoyed him on the show, and I have to admit I giggle like a ten year old boy whenever any of the sophisticated gallery types have to say “Sucklord”.  

    • Anonymous

      Ooooh I agree. Hellllooooooo Paris.