In episode three, the artists created works about the pandemic and bonded with each other, which is cute but doesn’t really make for good TV.
Hirshhorn’s The Exhibit Premieres With Inflatable Banana and Lots of Cringe
The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist is filled with awkward silences and art-world jargon.
The Idiosyncratic Archetypes of The Real Housewives
The cast members in the various iterations of the mega-popular franchise demonstrate the increasing self-awareness of performance in reality television.
Lose Yourself in These Arts & Crafts Reality Shows
From competitive glass blowing to professional LEGO building, stream these creative programs.
‘Antiques Roadshow’ Mistakenly Values High School Art Project at $50,000
Recently on an episode of Antiques Roadshow, an art appraisal went very wrong.
When Reality TV Imitates Art
Sometimes “homage” is the only way to understand things.
James Franco Plans to Explore Art Through Reality TV
Just when you thought art reality TV couldn’t get any worse, something comes along to suggest otherwise. In two words: James Franco.
Gallery Girls: Cutting Throats, Getting Paid
The advertisement for the new Bravo TV show Gallery Girls is titled “The Cutthroat World of Gallery Girls.” The two-minute preview promises the approved dose of unapologetic reality TV narcissism. Lucky us.
Work of Art Recap: Going Small Town
Simon comes to visit the home of the bonding couch. He sends the artistes on a train ride! They head up to idyllic Cold Springs, New York, where China greets them in a rather fetching trench coat/dress combo. We expect so much from her.
Work of Art Recap: Lola Displays Her “Loose Morals,” The Artistes Sell Out
This week, China announces that this week, “it’s time to sell out.” Because no one has “sold out” by going on a reality show, right? Anyways, the challenge is to create art to sell in the street and also display in the gallery. Art and commerce! The challenge rules are a little different: everyone works in teams of two, and they have five hours to combine shopping and studio time.
Work of Art Recap: Jerry Saltz Touches Wooden Balls, Simon de Pury Talks Bowel Movements
Bravo’s massively entertaining (at least to us) Work of Art is back! Or at least it came back last week. Apologies for the lack of a recap; we were too distracted by Sexy Ugo to write anything down. But since he was eliminated, it’s no longer an issue! We can focus on the art! And Jerry Saltz fondling wooden testicles!
Bravo Responds to Gallery Girls Controversy
On April 8, I wrote a story on Bravo’s Gallery Girls, a new reality show in the making, and the name and concept’s similarity to a popular independent webcomic, also called Gallery Girls. In this post, Bravo responds to the possible conflict and I take stock of commenter responses.