Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Ely v. Man Ray!

Timothy Ely
born 1949
American

Took First Place in Phase 1, Flight 7, with a voting score of .813.
Tied for First in Phase 2, Flight 5 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .500.
Laid a beating on William Dobson in Round 1.






Man Ray
1890 - 1976
American; worked in France

Survived a late charge by Kasimir Malevich in Round 1.







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.

15 comments:

Christine M. said...

Man Ray is awesome, but so is Timothy Ely. Ely by a hair.

lamanyana said...

I think I'll go with Man Ray here, but yeah, this is a tough match-up.

Morgan said...

Man Ray, but I like 'em both.

Ben said...

I agree with the sentiments above. Man Ray, but barely (not a reference to the cello piece).

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

Ely and his imaginary worlds.

boonec1974 said...

Man Ray

Alison said...

Ely!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

#2 for the nudity.

mrs.5000 said...

Man Ray is one of those famous, pioneering 20th Century artists whose work strikes me as under-baked. I am definitely in Ely's corner for this one! I would like any of these pieces on the walls of a museum, but holding one of his books and turning the pages is just sublime.

Michael5000 said...

By email, Susan votes for Ely.

On Facebook, Linda says Man Ray and Mariah says Ely.

gl. said...

OH GOSH ELY YES!

pfly said...

Yea, Man Ray is "important" and "influential" and all, and I kinda like some of his stuff. But those books, man. Ely please.

Michael5000 said...

I'm with gl. on this one.

Candida said...

Man Ray is jazzy, but I'll go with Ely.

Michael5000 said...

And it's OH GOSH ELY YES! in a shocker over Man Ray, ten votes against six! It's another victory for the Play-In artists,who are now 20-3 in the main tournament!