Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Hausmann v. Koons!

Raoul Hausmann
1886 - 1971
Austrian; worked in Germany and France

Tied against Stanley William Hayter in Round One.
Lost to Domenico Ghirlandaio in his second try at Round 1.
Thumped on Sir Godfrey Kneller in First Round Elimination.







Jeff Koons
born 1955
American

Slipped past Willem de Kooning in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Destrøyed by Krøyer in in Round 2.






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.

14 comments:

Christine M. said...

Hausmann

Morgan said...

Hausmann.

Ben said...

Hausmann

boonec1974 said...

Koons might be the only artist who after I read his biography I liked him less. Not that I was loving his work before then, but it did give off a childish air that elevated him above Kooning for me. But now seeing that his work might be more an embrace of vacuous capitalism and that he's one of the most popular (by selling price) artists today... Well I still like him better than Kooning I guess, but let's just say the childish air has grown heavy with cynical sadness.

And I will vote for the embittered (which artists should be!) Hausmann.

mrs.5000 said...

Another vote for Hausmann--his collage may be a bit underbaked, but I like the Mechanical Head--and against the (yes, vacuous, cynical, and for me oddly repulsive) work spat out by Koon's little art-industrial complex.

Michael5000 said...

There's a split vote on the FB feed, Mariah going "Hands-down Hausmann," Linda for Koons.

Candida said...

Koons

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

Koons.

lamanyana said...

Hausmann

Elliott said...

Ooh, I like Koons.

Michael5000 said...

Hausmann, for sure. Chuck has poisoned the Koons well for me, but I don't think I'd be much inclined to vote with him anyway.

pfly said...

Hausmann

Michael5000 said...

There's an emailed abstention, for what that's worth...

Michael5000 said...

Hausmann wins the match and stays alive, 9 to 4.