In the Third Thursday contest which began last week, voter Matt Reilly had the effrontery to allege that one of the images in the contest was attributed to the wrong artist. Now, I want to make it clear that I am in no way holding Matt's little allegation against him. Not per se. He was merely doing what he thought was right at the time.
Unfortunately, he was correct.
And that's why we are starting over in the Kandinsky/Benton match. It's a DO-OVER!! If you had already voted last week, please take a fresh look at the images before casting your new vote.
According to plan, the third Thursday of December was to be the Fifth Round match between the winners of Leonardo/Lissitsky and Benton/Goldsworthy. But! The Benton/Goldsworthy match ended in a tie. So what we're going to do today is launch (again) the first half of the tiebreaker that pits Benton and Goldsworthy against the artists in our other Round 4 tie, Kandinsky and Klee. We'll do Klee/Goldsworthy at the regularly scheduled Round 4 spot in February, after which everything should calm down and get back to normal.
1866 - 1944
Russian; worked internationally
- Defeated Willem Kalf decisively in Round 1.
- Beat play-in photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson in Round 2.
- Beat Anish Kapoor easily in Round 3.
- Tied with his old roommate Paul Klee in his first try at Round 4.
Thomas Hart Benton
1889 - 1975
- Finished First in Phase 1, Flight 10, with a voting score of .818.
- Tied for Second in Phase 2, Flight 2, with a voting score of .364.
- Survived the Phase 2 Tiebreaker.
- Beat John Robert Cozens easily in Round 1.
- Beat Richard Long easily in Round 2.
- Crushed Lorenzo Lotto in Round 3.
- Tied with Andy Goldsworthy in his first attempt at Round 4. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!