BRAVO has discovered a new reality show gold mine: the art world. Not only is the network casting for a docudrama on 20-something gallerinas, but yesterday, the TV network released a tear-filled trailer for Work of Art’s second season (beginning October 12th). The series seeks to find America’s next great artist (so far they’ve come up empty handed), once more pitting a few artist hopefuls against one another for a cash pot of $100,000. We’ll soon see what fruits the season has to bear, but whatever they are they will not include Salon 94 gallerist Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn: the dealer has decided against returning as a full time judge. Bill Powers, critic Jerry Saltz, and auctioneer Simon de Pury return. Meanwhile, a New York-based contestant going by the name of “Sucklord” has already gained a fair bit of press for a little-known but potentially undesirable trait: the fact that his name is “Sucklord”. We failed to nibble on that bait last year when we received a pitch from a representative of the artist, but since BRAVO didn’t, here’s a taste of what’s in store. From AFC’s email archives:
Below is info on a revolting, worthless art opening from the intergalactic dirtbag SUCKLORD. Also below are links to view sample images of the work that will waste precious Boo-Hooray gallery wall space. The show promises to intrigue even the most critical New Yorkers. The SUCKLORD’s appeal reaches far beyond the art community. His cult following includes toy collectors, b-side movie buffs, culture fiends and pathetic middle-aged fat guys who live with their mothers. For christ’s sake, he’s been sold in Christie’s and Phillips auctions. Help us ruin your reader’s evening by listing the event. Lastly, please let me know if you are interested in interview Mr.SUCKLORD. Hopefully, he will spit in your face.
Read the press release here if you dare, and tune in October 12th to see if anyone gets hit in the face with Sucklord’s spit.