AFC’s Work of Art Season Two Supplementary Program Guide

by Paddy Johnson on October 12, 2011 · 5 comments WANGA

Fame is a fickle food. Despite Bravo’s Work of Art finding certifiable Great Artistâ„¢ Abdi Farah no more than twelve months ago, they’re now looking for the next Great Artistâ„¢ – of all the nerve! Season 2 of the reality show starts tonight at 9 pm, and our Supplementary Program Guide has all the information you need to- well, to have slightly more information.

There’ve been a few changes. Firstly, the show suffers the loss of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, who was one of only two credible judges last year (Jerry Saltz being the second, Bill Powers being the clueless bro). Second, we’ve got a new set of 15 artists, and they’ve each got a few more bullet points to their resumes than the selection last year. The prize, though, remains the same: $100,000 and a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum.

It’s got us all excited, and it’s not just us. One possible measure of industry anticipation for the series: Jerry Saltz is offering $8600 a head to anyone willing to tune in.

In the spirit of offering a little predictive research, we've repeated our tradition of investigating each contestants pre-existing art world credibility and digging up dirt. In each profile we provide work evaluations, career highlights, character assessments, and yes, typecast names. Click on the images below for each contestant's writeup.

Leon Lim

The Muffler

Dusty Mitchell

The Underdog

Kathryn Parker Almanas

The Freak

Lola Thompson

The Hipster Sexpot

Sarah Kabot

The Safe Bet

Jazz-minh Moore

The Hippie

Kymia Nawabi

Deceptively Nice

Michael Tewz

The Sell-Out Street Artist

The Sucklord

The Entrepreneur

Ugo Nonis

The Frog Prince

Sara Jimenez

The Other Sexpot

Bayeté Ross Smith

The Identity Artist

Michelle Matson

The Insider

Young Sun Han

The Emo


And here, for your viewing pleasure, are AFC’s own episode recaps:


Episode 1: Kitsch or Ditch

Episode 2: Attack of the Clones

Episode 3: POP is Everything

Episode 4: Work of Art is Eliminating Artists in Height Order

Episode 5: Still Not Newsworthy, But at Least News-Filled

Episode 6: It Didn’t Suck

Episode 7: Take You Riding in My Car

Episode 8: Selling Out

Episode 9: “GOOD ART.”

Season Finale: Harmoniously Together





Ahim Anyd October 13, 2011 at 6:32 am miracles of the world

Anonymous October 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm

“for the record”…if that is what this is…I met Jazz-minh after I was on the show last year, as I did tons of others, when someone brought her to my “viewing party”… and she took a fun bunch of pics off the TV as we watched.  Your posterizing us as “friends” seems to be insinuating something.  I know Jazz-minh!   I didn’t recommend her for the show, and actually had no idea she’d auditioned. We just all cross paths here, so why post a gigantic pointless picture? 

Anonymous October 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I knew there were plans for a second season, but I didn’t know it had actually been produced and given a premier date. Last night, even! Also just to pick nits, there was only one black guy on the last season but there were two black artists, the second being Amanda, who came out on top by getting tossed off that wreck in the first episode. And din’t Saltz say he wasn’t going to do a second season? I’ve been so out of the loop. I still think they should’ve hired you.

mt October 16, 2011 at 10:10 am

i love this. i loved it last year too. thanks.

Lisa Klow November 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

I loved reading all these bios. Thanks.

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