Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Estes v. Foujita!

It's been almost three years since Tsugouharu Foujita lost to Lyonel Feininger in Round Three, and ever since he's been pacing back and forth in the green room, chain-smoking cheap French cigarettes and waiting for the resolution of the Elsheimer/Epstien tie, which turned out to be basically irrelevant. Today he leaps back into the fray versus Richard Estes, a living American who is still hot off his recent upset of Edvard Munch. Who will survive this outing? Let's find out!

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.
  • Beat Max Ernst handily in a Grudge Match.

Tsugouharu Foujita
Japanese; worked in France
  • Lambasted late medieval Frenchman Jean Fouquet in Round 1.
  • Beat Argentina's Lucio Fontana in Round 2.
  • Lost to Lyonel Feininger in Round 3.


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.


Christine M. said...


Nichim said...


Morgan said...

Tough. Estes.

pfly said...


UnwiseOwl said...


boonec1974 said...

Are we sure the top Estes is not a photograph? Anyway, I'm still loving Estes, but it's good to have you back Foujita.

Michael5000 said...

I'm all in for Estes. He's great.

DrSchnell said...


Candida said...

Foujita, by more than a whisker.

mrs.5000 said...


Michael5000 said...

Susan votes-by-mail for Foujita.

Michael5000 said...

Ooh, a close 'un -- but Estes hangs on to his early lead to prevail against Foujita by a single vote.