Welcome to "Work of Art," Bravo's latest attempt to recapture the reality show zeitgeist it arguably lost when Lifetime snatched "Project Runway" away. In this series, fourteen artists will compete to be named "the next great artist." Okay, we see. This is "Project Runway: But With Paint!" The grand prize? A solo show at the "world-famous Brooklyn Museum" and $100,000. "This is the opportunity of a lifetime," host China Chow says before we go into the credits - just like Heidi does at the beginning of that other show.
We meet our first artist: Abdi Farah, a figurative painter/sculptor from small-town Pennsylvania. Everyone's first assignment was to make a self-portrait and bring it to the first day of competition; Abdi's shows the artist as a "space alien, or space hero," wearing a silly helmet and a skintight jumpsuit. It turns out that this is an outfit Abdi actually owns. We're going to like Abdi.
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