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Artist Enters Trancelike State To Create Brutally Honest Portraits

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts

Normally when we think of creating a portrait most true to life, we conjure an image of a photorealist depiction, every freckle and eyelash and wrinkl...

Is Jay-Z And Kanye's Car A Work Of Art?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

It was a glorious day when the music video for "Otis," the first single from super-collaboration "Watch the Throne" was released. Yet in a music video...

'Work Of Art' Judge Recaps Episode 5

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

Reading the New York Times reorganizes my daily thoughts, and often shifts my morning's priorities. Though it does not feed my work, (like Richard Pr...

Did Work Of Art 'Pop' Tonight?

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

While unable to get much beyond Simon's Pop definition, "Pop is sex, Pop is brash, Pop is fun," this episode, "Make It Pop," was loads of fun to watch--from the kids in the studio trying their best to define Pop, to the process of making, to teasing banter between Sucklord and Lola.

Jump! Jump! 'Work Of Art' Episode 2 Recap

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

It was fun to be back, hanging with China, Bill and Jerry. The familiar non-descript offices temporarily filled with able bodies. Busy interns and earnest producers milling about, while in the judges lounge we are quickly made-up (money well spent), soon to be shepherded down to the "exhibition opening."

Bravo's Work of Art Season 2 Premieres Tonight -- Meet the Contestants!

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.12.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I've been waiting with something akin to bated breath for the second season. Bravo can do reality competition programs like no other network, it's way clear. They have the formula down and they're really good at it.

WATCH: Renowned Auctioneer Simon De Pury Talks Design

Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts

Simon de Pury, chairman of auction house Phillips de Pury & Company and Work of Art judge, knows a thing or two about the fine line that separates goo...

WATCH: Bravo's 'Work Of Art' Returns For Season 2

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Bravo's art world version of Project Runway will return for a season 2. The competition, called "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist," pits 14 artists ...

Richard Prince Covers Jackson Pollock at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

To imagine Richard Prince doing drip paintings in honor of Jackson Pollock is too linear a concept for what Prince does in Guild Hall's new exhibition.

Gestural Painting, Roasting Pigs & Scratching Heads: Josh Smith's New Exhibition

Dorothy Spears | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

Josh Smith and his dinosaur painting, Brant Foundation/courtesy Billy Farrell Agency If lush green paddocks, a pig roast, an abundance of celebriti...

PHOTOS: 'Potter' Premiere, James Franco Photobomb, And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Harry Potter mania was out in full force last night with some of NYC's famous children in attendance at the premiere of the 7th film including Lourdes...

Simon Says, It's Open House

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

Let the drum-rolls begin -- Simon dePury, the market-savvy chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, was at hand to christen the new Park Avenue location for the inaugural preview of the Part 1-Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

BLOG WATCH> Daily Serving Weighs in on Work of Art. Ultimately, It Worked for Them.

dailyserving.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

All things considered Work of Art: The Next Great Artist was not nearly as bad as it could have been. In fact, the descriptor benign springs to my min...

Rubbernecking: Work Of Art, Episode 6 -- "Open to the Public"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Work of Art is Bravo's newest Project Runway knockoff with all elements intact except we're swapping out a fashion career for that of a professional artist.

De Pury: Art Should Be... (VIDEO)

MutualArt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When you think of Simon de Pury, chairman of the prestigious Phillips de Pury & Company auction house, or of his parallels in the high-end crowd of a...