Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination: Kiefer v. Cartier-Bresson!

Henri Cartier-Bresson and Anselm Kiefer both enter this contest with two wins and one loss.  Oddly, they have beaten the same two artists: Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Parkes Bonington.  Kelly and Bonington, of course, leave the Tournament this week on their second loss. 

It's a risky business, predicting future Tournament success from past performance.  But it's worth noticing that Cartier beat Kelly and Bonington by a lot, and Kiefer beat them, just barely.  We'll see if that means anything when the voting settles.

Anselm Kiefer
Born 1945
  • Defeated Ellsworth Kelly by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to fellow living artist Anish Kapoor in Round 2.
  • Snuck past Richard Parkes Bonington in the Left Bracket Second Round by a single flipped vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

Henri Cartier-Bresson
1908 - 2004

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.


Christine M. said...


Morgan said...


Michael5000 said...

There's one vote apiece on Facebook!

Elizabeth said...

I have voted for both in the past, and will lean towards Cartier-Bresson in this round.

mrs.5000 said...

Hmmm, Kiefer, and the weighty burden of history, or Cartier-Bresson, and the weightlessness of the caught moment. I'll take Cartier-Bresson.

boonec1974 said...


pfly said...

I've got a thing for Kiefer.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Kiefer" through the U.S. Mail - "Very Hard Choice."

Michael5000 said...

I have to go with Cartier-Bresson. I'd never heard of him before this Tournament thing, but now he's my favorite photographer.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Cartier-Bresson takes the win, seven votes to four, over Kiefer. The Play-On Artists are hard to beat -- this win makes them 21-4.