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Abdi’s museum show “fills a glorified broom closet,” called “undergraduate”

One of Abdi Farah’s prizes for winning Bravo’s Work of Art, a show at the Brooklyn Museum, opened Saturday, and a The New York Times critic slams it , both for his “undergraduate” approach and for the actual space. Karen Rosenberg writes that his pieces “that were shown in the spacious Phillips galleries on the …

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Work of Art casting for season two after finale gets season-high ratings; Abdi’s show opens

Bravo’s terrific Work of Art: The Next Great Artist is casting for a second season following the conclusion of its first season, which saw Abdi Farah win. The prize included a show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and his exhibition opens tomorrow. For season two, a brief casting notice on Bravo’s site says they …

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Work of Art ends its excellent but too-short first season with Abdi’s inevitable win

My new favorite Bravo competition series, Work of Art, ended its first season last night as Abdi Farah won the $100,000 prize and a show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art thanks to his exhibition, which included an image of his own naked body and prominent testicles. David La Chapelle guest judged the episode, which …

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Work of Art may ejaculate on the art world, but it’s Bravo’s best competition since Top Chef

Work of Art is, quite simply, Bravo’s best competition series since Top Chef. While nearly all of the competition series have followed the same template–Top Design, Shear Genius, Step it Up and Dance–they haven’t fired on all cylinders. But this show, executive produced by Sarah Jessica Parker and created by Magical Elves, absolutely does. Since …

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Bravo orders Top Chef Masters spin-off, artist competition, Project Runway-like Fashion House

Bravo has announced the return of some of its reality series in addition to new shows, including a competition between artists from Sarah Jessica Parker and Magical Elves, and a spin-off of Top Chef. Project Runway isn’t mentioned in the press release, but its influence is clear on two of the series. First, Bravo is …

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Magical Elves producing artist competition; Tyra Banks creating fashion magazine assistant competition

The producers of Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model are creating new shows for their respective networks. Project Runway producers Magical Elves and Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company will produce a competition for artists. It “would pit a dozen aspiring artists against one another, following the group as they attempt to produce various kinds …

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