Ball point pen on todays newsprint

As part of his prize for winning the Bravo reality show, "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" Abdi Farah's show "Work of Art: Abdi Farah", opened at the Brooklyn Museum.

Abdi is a 22 year old, likable, talented young artist, and having watched a few episodes of the Work of Art, he seemed to be the only one who could draw and paint. So, if someone had to win, I'm pleased it was a traditional artist. But is the work that he completed in the 3 month window imposed by the reality show worthy of a solo exhibition in a major museum?

3 Comments
  1. August 19, 2010 -

    I watched the episode that featured Andres Serrano as a guest judge. Serrano, ehh, uhh . . . whatever. I'll skip a long-winded rant and just say that I'm not sophisticated enough to be impressed by blood, urine, semen, feces, controversy or shock for shock's sake in art. Cool drawing, I'll go check out the NYTimes article. I think it is a good thing that a more traditional artist won. Did the art director for the NYTimes contact you yet? What is he/she doing? At least the Arts section could do a cool highlight of your blog. Cheers and good morning!

  2. August 19, 2010 -

    No, no VEe, This is just my morning exercise, nothing more.

  3. August 19, 2010 -

    One last note, I shut down the comments on this post because I was receiving some inappropriate responses. I am willing to have a debate on the merits of any subject, but I will not tolerate personal attacks. To reiterate, I believe the winner to be a talented young artist. I was glad that he won. If I do have a criticism, it’s not directed towards the artist but the 3 month constraint imposed by the reality show. Can any artist complete a body of work in 3 months worthy of a solo exhibition in a major museum? I’m not sure. but I think not.