Monday, July 21, 2008

Go straight to art jail

Oh dear. Actor/clothes horse/entrepreneur Sarah Jessica Parker's idea for a Project Runway-type reality TV show set in the artworld has taken a step closer to being realised. Production company Bravo has optioned Parker's American Artist, in which contestants would compete against one another to produce the best painting, print, margarine sculpture etc. as judged by a panel of "experts" (Philippe de Montebello and Rudi Fuchs are said to be considering a deal). Amazingly, it's reported that the lucky winner will get "a gallery show, cash prize and sponsored national museum tour".

On a related matter, here for your viewing pleasure is "Rolf Harris" explaining contemporary art on the BBC's Dead Ringers.

Send them all straight to art jail.

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