Why didn't I watch Bravo's Work of Art last night? 1. Because the show concept doesn't really appeal to me (see my earlier post), and 2. I was watching Eclipse along with every tween in Manhattan.
Apparently EVERYONE ELSE watched it though. And they're certainly talking about it. "Shock Art" doesn't sound like it worked out too well. Here's the reading to get you caught up (in case you were at Eclipse too)
Art Fag City (apparently Paddy missed seeing it...didn't stop her from writing about it)
Artinfo.com (front page news, no less)
Even Ed wrote about it!
And lastly, Jerry Saltz himself provided a recap (a recap so thorough, I might add, it induced much eye-rolling and giggling) I'm calling this one a MUST READ.
Is the art world really that slow this summer? Is there nothing more to talk about other than what Niccola is wearing to gallery openings?? Come on, people! (And believe me, I know--I post a lot about sharks on this blog, but The Pit not exactly a news source)