Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination: Gabo v. Frink!


In Second Round Elmination, the artists usually have some history in common.  What Naum Gabo and Dame Elizabeth Frink have in common is having been beaten badly by Caspar David Friedrich.  That, and that they were 20th Century sculptors.  In fact, this might be the first all 3-D contest to date!  It's the first one I remember, anyway.

Who all lost their third match so that these two could carry on?  Sam Francis and Helen Frankenthaler, that's who.  Both went 1-2 and now join that great artist's colony of the fallen.



Naum Gabo
1890 - 1977
American






Dame Elisabeth Frink
1930 - 1993
English






Vote for the artist of your choice in the comments, or any other way that works for you. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting, but likely much longer.

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

There is nothin' like a dame. Frink.

Christine M. said...

Frink. You really ought to show some of her prints.

Morgan said...

Gabo!

Ben said...

Gabo, for sure!

Chuckdaddy said...

Gabo!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I at first had first guy in a blow out, but then I really liked the guy in the Wayfares. But I'll still go first guy.

mrs.5000 said...

Mmmm. Gabo.

pfly said...

Gaboooooooooooooh!

Michael5000 said...

See, I'm the opposite of Dr. Ken. I get all excited about the sheep, but then the guy with the Wayfarers loses it for me. So I guess I'm going with Gabo.

lamanyana said...

Gabo

Michael5000 said...

Here's a postal vote for Gabo.

Michael5000 said...

Frink came out strong early, but then nine straight votes for the top guy blew her right out of the match, and out of the Infinite Art Tournament. But with a 2-2 final record, she gave as good as she got! How many of us can say as much?