Once again it is Wednesday, and once again it is time for another amazing Work of Art episode and a hopefully amazing Work of Art liveblog. Just a refresher: last week we only had seven contestants, and it was our official product placement/sponsor challenge! Each contestant had to make a work of art using pieces from the Fiat 500. Sara J. won, and she won $25,000, which she will use for graduate school, good for her! Stunningly Kymia, Michelle, and Lola (okay not stunningly for Lola, HATE HER) ended up in the bottom three, and MICHELLE went home, which was shocking. I 100% thought they would get rid of Lola, who is terrible, and I fully expected Michelle to make it to the top three because she is hella talented. Oh well, that’s reality television for you.
Bravo was thoughtful enough to provide a slide show of some of Michelle’s work from before she was on the show–she really is incredibly talented, I wish her tons of luck. Also, stay away from people like Lola girl!
This week: PUBLIC ART, but that people can buy, but that is also gallery appropriate?! SUCKLORD, it seems that you have missed out on your most-appropriate challenge. Alas, alack. Let us get to it!
8:58: I always catch the tail-end of Top Chef: Don’t Mess with Texas Bitches and I never have any idea what is going on, really. John Besh looks like he was on tonight, though. I guess Texas doesn’t have enough celebrity chefs so they have to get one from New Orleans to play guest judge? Padma Lakshmi is so hot also and I know that’s like the oldest news ever. Okay, ART NOW PLEASE.
9:00: THE CITY IN BLACK AND WHITE, with random colors, and our ladies return. Sarah K.’s boobs look amazing, wow, big-breasted girls ftw! She’s my sistah. Everyone hugs Sara J., who says she is on unemployment now, and $25,000 is great! Young Sun is all “I thought Michelle would be here forever” and Lola is all “wah Michelle is my friend.”
9:01: LOLA I WANT YOU TO GO HOME. She’s in the confessional now, talking a lot about herself, lord I loathe her. Blah blah, introduction, blah blah prizes, blah blah CHINA’S STUPID RED DRESS WHY. Ungh.
9:02: Hahaha, Young Sun is blow-drying his hair in a pinky-purple bathroom. I love him. Kymia, drinking a purple smoothie, talks about how she doesn’t want to make anymore shitty art. And then we see Young Sun and Dusty eating bananas. Heh. The artists leave their loft and walk to Tribec, it looks like such a beautiful NYC day. I want to go to there.
9:03: The artists find China and Young Sun in front of tables, with cash boxes. The artists will display their work on said tables, and they will try to sell their art on the street–and also display said work in the gallery. Dilemma artists! Sarah K. is pretty overwhelmed. But she won’t be alone! The challenge is a team challenge, and you get to pick your partners.
9:04: Sara J. won last week, so she gets to pick her partner. She picks Young. Kymia picks Dusty, because Lola is evil, and Lola gets paired with my boobtastic friend Sarah K. I need to note, here, that China’s outfit is so fluorescent, I can’t handle it. Anyways, the artists will have 5 hours to plan and create, two hours to sell, and it has to be physical art. The winning team gets $30,000 and cannot be eliminated, amazing!
9:05: The groups split to plan. Sara J. can do rapid watercolors and has created street art before. Young Sun is thinking t-shirts. Kymia doesn’t like the idea of selling out, and wants to make “donation” post cards for “supporting” artists. Dusty, who has t-shirt company called Dirt Shirts, wants to make shirts.
9:06: Sarah K. wants to make crafty feathery headdresses and also t-shirts! She’s talking a lot and really really rapidly and Lola is confused. And then Lola is all: “So I’ll take a picture of myself naked and write some stuff on it because people like sex and naked pictures!” Lola says “I don’t really want to get naked but i will do anything.” Girlfriend has no soul at all, I hate her.
9:07: Everyone runs to American Apparel to get some shirts and get some underwear and stuff. The artists can shop anywhere, and yet everyone runs to American Apparel to get some damn t-shirts.
9:08: Young Sun and Sara J. decide to get some tiny shorts. Young Sun says his boyfriend loves his round and petite and shapely butt and that his butt will sell t-shirts. Okay! They also arrive at the studio first and raid the supplies. I think the other artists have gone to Utrecht or some other stores?
9:09: Oh, right, Dusty and Kymia are at Utrecht. Sara J. and Young Sun are going nuts in the gallery and are creating REALLY rapidly good for them. Young Sun, of course, is painting men’s briefs to sell. I love him. Sarah J. and Lola finally arrive at the studio and are annoyed that Sara J. and Young Sun have already pilged the supplies.
9:10: Kymia and Dusty are in the van still and are freaking out because they only have two hours to create art and return to the park to sell their work. Actually, I take that back–Kymia is freaking out, Dusty is just looking exasperated. Aaaand commercial!