Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Season 2

7h 21min beginner

Fourteen of the art world's up-and-coming artists come together to compete for $100,000 and a solo exhibit at the world renowned Brooklyn Museum on the second season of Bravo's "Work of Art."

Episode descriptions

Kitsch Me If You Can
1. Episode: Kitsch Me If You Can
44min

For their first challenge, the artists must use pieces of "bad" art, such as a painting of dogs playing checkers, a velvet cowboy, and a sculptural golden peacock as their canvas. Mentor Simon de Pury explains that in order to reach the top of the art world, they have to start at the bottom. Series judges China Chow, Jerry Saltz and Bill Powers will be looking for the artists who distinguish themselves from the group by turning their abomination into a masterpiece. Renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark serves as the guest judge.

Art Movement
2. Episode: Art Movement
44min

For their second challenge, the artists must use parkour, a discipline in which participants overcome obstacles using only their bodies to move from point A to point B in the most creative and inventive way possible, as their inspiration. The esteemed curator and owner of Salon94 gallery in New York City, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, returns to the panel as a guest judge.

Make It Pop
3. Episode: Make It Pop
44min

Andy Warhol summed up a generation of consumerism and launched the pop art movement with a painting of a Campbell's soup can. For this challenge, the contestants must create a piece of pop art that captures the popular culture of their time as effectively as Warhol did. Celebrity culture, music and reality TV are all fair game. This week the stakes are high, as the winning artist will receive a full page spread in Entertainment Weekly. Internationally renowned contemporary artist Rob Pruitt joins the judging panel.

Back To School
4. Episode: Back To School
44min

The remaining artists find that their workspaces have been turned into a kid's art classroom, complete with colorful art adorning the walls and mini artists in each of their stations. In the spirit of youthful imagination, artists are challenged to create a piece of art inspired by the original artwork of the child they are paired with. Actress, executive producer and member of the President's Committee of the Arts and Humanities Sarah Jessica Parker guest judges.

Ripped From the Headlines
5. Episode: Ripped From the Headlines
44min

The contestants are invited to visit the home of one of the most recognized publications in the world: The New York Times. The artists must rummage through bins of newspapers to find a headline that strikes a chord with them and are then challenged to create a piece of art that illustrates the story they selected. The winning artist will have their work hung in the New York Times building. Artist Adam McEwen, best known for his text paintings, serves as guest judge.

Street Dealers
6. Episode: Street Dealers
44min

The remaining artists are challenged to leave their mark on New York with a work that embodies the subversion of street art. Randomly paired, each team is to select a public space in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, where they will install their art under the cover of night. After working through the day and night, they reveal their final piece to the public.

La Dolce Arte
7. Episode: La Dolce Arte
44min

The artists must use one automobile component from a Fiat 500 and transform it into a piece of art. From repurposing the engine block, being inspired by the facade, or even taking the leather seating as a canvas, the contestants have total artistic freedom. Performance artist and automotive designer Liz Cohen joins as guest judge.

Sell Out
8. Episode: Sell Out
44min

The artists go on a field trip through the streets of New York City. Around a corner, a row of empty tables and easels is revealed, one for each artist. In the ultimate battle of commerce vs. "high art," the artists will work in teams to create a minimum of one piece of art that they must sell to the public, but that is also worthy of presenting in a gallery show the following day. The winner of the challenge will receive a cash prize in addition to the money they earned selling their work(s).

Exile on Main Street
9. Episode: Exile on Main Street
44min

The judges take the remaining artists out of their comfort zone, to a quaint town in the Hudson Valley. The artists wander the streets, meet the locals and seek inspiration from a slower-paced lifestyle. They are instructed to create an undated version of Americana using only materials sourced from the town. Jeanne Greenberg-Rohaytn returns to the judging panel this week

The Big Show
10. Episode: The Big Show
44min

The final contestants have been sent home to prepare a full solo exhibition. Climaxing in a large-scale gala opening at Phillips de Pury, the finalists present their collections to the judging panel, complete with guest judge KAWS, to determine who will be "The Next Great Artist."

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