Friday, June 11, 2010

Twitter checks in on Bravo TV's 'Work of Art'

Work of Art cast Andrew EcclesI've been perusing the Twitter feed on the Wednesday night debut of Bravo TV's reality-contest show, "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist." (If you follow Twitter it's at #workofart.) A selection of the chit-chat follows -- some funny, some odd.
Twitter is, of course, Snark Central, so there's a lot of that. But since my own bias inevitably colors this selection, you can read my review of the show here.
  • First episode of Bravo's #workofart . BP oil spill no longer worst disaster of the past month
  • Some complaints about #workofart  are entirely legit; but some just sound like snobbery
  • #workofart not helping artists' image as ridiculous untalented self-important pompous clueless tricksters
  • And so it begins. Real public discourse about art. 
  • "Art doesn’t stem from a place of competition" #WorkofArt is, like, Intervention, but with Artists. Right? 
  • I've watched 3 minutes of this show and I already want to throw canned goods at a contestant.
  • No reason 2 be humiliated. Very respectable people involved. It's just not produced 4 NY art snobs on Twitter 
  • fell asleep #workofart the rerun schedule is screwy, the 9am Sunday airing is the best option.
  • Loving #WorkofArt, the new show on @Bravotv! Makes me want to break out some canvas and start painting again!
  • airing of #workofart is the same as BP's "dispersents" it sprays on the oil, thinking it will help, but pollutes more toxically
  • Now I know what people who work in fashion feel like when they watch Project Runway. I'm so sorry.

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