Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination GRUDGE MATCH: Estes v. Ernst!

It seems like a long time since we've had a Grudge Match. But what a coincidence, here's one now!

The first time that Richard Estes met Max Ernst, it was a thriller that went down to the last vote, with Estes clawing out a photorealist-finish win, seven votes against six.  But that was more than three years ago!  Maybe our tastes have evolved, or something.  Remember the Grudge Match rule: to stay in the tournament, Ernst needs a majority. A tie would go to Estes on the strength of his original win.

Richard Estes
born 1936
  • Beat Max Ernst on the last vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to Jan Van Eyck in a 2013 Round 2 match by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTED!!!
  • Beat Edvard Munch with a late run in the Left Bracket Second Round.

Max Ernst
1891 - 1976

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...


Unknown said...

Still Estes.

Morgan said...


Michael5000 said...

Susan says: "Estes."

boonec1974 said...

I just love Estes. Him.

pfly said...

I like photorealism more than I feel like I should. But not enough to vote against weirdo Max Ernst. Give me weird over reality!

mrs.5000 said...

I feel my vote for Estes is a vote for the weirdness of reality!

Michael5000 said...

Estes, photorealsim, and another vote for the weirdness of reality! From me.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Estes takes this one in low summer voter turnout: seven votes to two!