Bravo Cancels “Work of Art,” Producers Shop Other Networks
Tags: Art Critics, Bravo, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Galleries, Jerry Saltz, New York, Phillips de Pury, TV
Bravo has cancelled Work of Art, a Project Runway-type show that pits aspiring artists against each other in various competitions to win a show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
While the show aimed to appeal to the non-arts crowd, it featured a wide range of industry individuals on its judge’s panel, including Simon de Pury (of auction house Phillips de Pury), Jerry Saltz (New York Magazine art critic), Bill Powers (owner of Half Gallery on the LES) and Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn (advisor, independent curator & contributor to the Huffington Post.
Dan Cutforth, the show’s producer, is shopping the show around to other networks in hopes of finding a new home. He told GalleristNY in a phone interview:
“I feel like the show had something to say about the art world. I feel like there’s a slow upswing right now in interest in art and I think that what we set out to do with the show was make art feel accessible, feel not like it was part of an elitist world or in some unobtainable ivory tower. We really tried to make it clear that art is purely subjective and everyone has their own opinions about it. I think that’s still true and that that’s a valuable message.”
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