Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Play-In Artist SubTournament: Phase 1, Flight 2

Phase One Rules:
  1. You may cast votes for up to four artists.  
    • One vote per artist per person.
  2. Since play-in artists were nominated by your peers in the IAT community, including myself, courteous and affirmative voting is in order
    • Which is to say, no baggin' on the aesthetic sensibilities of the nominators.
  3. Full rules, procedures, and anticipated timeline for the Play-In SubTournament are available on the Play-In SubTournament page.

Additional Play-In artists may still be nominated on this post, on the Play-In SubTournament page, by email to InfiniteArtTournament at gmail, or by postcard.  With some ongoing flux in the list, there is still space remaining for around a dozen more artists.

Phase 1, Flight 1 will be open for voting through Sunday, September 23.

Brian Froud
1947 -

Olafur Eliasson
b. 1967
Danish; works in Germany

Agnes Martin
1912 - 2004
Canadian; worked in United States

Zeng Fanzhi
b. 1964

Adolphe William Bouguereau
1805 - 1905

17th Century
Rajasthani / Indian

b. 1974

Louise Nevelson
1899 - 1988

Vote for up to fours artists! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. This poll will be open for approximately two months past posting.


lamanyana said...

It's interesting to see what comes up in these! I'm going for:


Leonardo Piccioni said...

In alphabetical order:

Chuckdaddy said...

Eliasson, Banksy, nevelson, and, after a google image search, a strong vote for the Fonz

Michael5000 said...

I'm going to go with three: Bouguereau, who I would expect myself to hate, but I actually kind of love; Bagta, and Nevelson.

Elizabeth said...

Eliasson, because I like to be able to immerse myself in large installations.

Bouguereau, because how pretty! Also, French.

And Banksy for the new, Bagta for the old.

Les jeux sont faits.

pfly said...

Nevelson: definitely. I grew up in Buffalo, whose Albright Knox art museum has some very ceni Nevelsons's.

pfly said...

ceni? I meant cool.

DrSchnell said...

Banksy (if you haven't seen the Simpsons intro sequence he did a few years back, it's worth a trip to the Googlery).
Froud - because stuff that looks like it belongs in the AD&D Monster Manual doesn't get much artistic respect.

I actually like all of these (except for the first Fanzhi, which gives me the creeps). Well-chosen!

And, if nominations are still possible (and if he hasn't already put in an appearance), how 'bout our Kutztown homeboy Keith Haring?

Michael5000 said...

DrSchnell: Mr. Haring will be competing in Play-In Flight 5, currently scheduled for mid- to late- October 2012.

mrs.5000 said...

I'll go with Eliasson, Bagta, Bouguereau, and Nevelson. I do like that second one by Agnes Martin--it has such a homespun, meditative texture to it--though she hasn't yet gotten any love in this crowd.

Mm Mud said...

Eliasson - Captivating
Martin- A sort of clean, soothing appeal
Bouguerau- Bonus points for painting humans well

Couldn't pick a fourth but I'm within tournament rules.

Michael5000 said...

Very within rules, Mm! In fact, if you only really like one, two, or three, your vote is somewhat stronger if you don't pick another (three/two/one) for filler.

Jenners said...

Fround -- nightmarish though!
Eliasson -- love the trees!
Bansky -- fun quirky and creative
Fanzhi -- a mite disturbing

Eric said...


Michael5000 said...

New fans of Zeng Fanzhi may like to know his name is non-Englishified Chinese, with "Zeng" being his surname. So when you're discussing him with your arty friends at the cocktail party, you'll want to be calling him "Zeng" instead of "Fanzhi," as in "I find Zeng a mite disturbing, so I voted for him in the Infinite Art Tournament.

Wildrover said...

Froud, Bouguereau and Banksy although I think this is a much stronger selection than Flight 1.

Michael5000 said...

We have here a vote-by-email for Eliasson, Bougereau, Banksy, and Nevelson.

Candida said...

Banksy, my nominee!

Bouguereau, a sentimental favorite.

Eliasson, for the fairy-tale woods,

And Nevelson because I have diverse and sophisticated artistic tastes that probably aren't predictable in any way, or limited to sentimental paintings, especially with dogs, though I have to admit that those get bonus points.

Michael5000 said...

Voting is closed in this flight. Advancing to Phase 2 are:

1. Olafur Eliasson
2. Adolphe William Bouguereau
3. Banksy

With the rest of the lineup like so:

4. Louise Nevelson
5. (tie) Zeng Fanzhi
5. Bagta
7. Brian Froud
8. Agnes Martin