Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Semi-Finals GRUDGE MATCH: Magritte v. Goldsworthy!






Back in the Summer of '15, Andy Goldsworthy trounced René Magritte eleven votes to four in a Third Round match.  Since then, Magritte has won three straight while Goldsworthy struggled through a tie, a hair's-breadth loss, and a hair's-breadth win.  Now, Magritte has a chance to ask for a reconsideration.

"Semifinals" are the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament, and this is a Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination Match.  Goldsworthy (4-1-1, 54-26, .675) has the Grudge Match advantage on Magritte (5-1, 47-28, .627), and will be awarded the win in the event of a voting tie. 

The artists they beat are El Lissitsky (3-2, 32-30, .516) and Fillipino Lipppi (5-2, 52-28, .650). Lippi, who lost to Goldworthy, displaces Boccioni as the third-ranking artist to have left the Tournament, with a "batting average" that trails only Antonello da Messina's and Fabritius's.


René Magritte
1898 - 1967
Belgian







Andy Goldsworthy
born 1956
British






17 comments:

Christine M. said...

Goldsworthy

Morgan said...

Magritte, but I bet I can guess the overall outcome, and it doesn't look promising for Magritte.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I got the first guy. Painting a picture of a pipe and saying, "This is not a pipe" too some major league cojones.

UnwiseOwl said...

Last time I was feeling contrary and backed Goldsworthy. This time I'm backing Magritte.

DrSchnell said...

Oooh, two of my big likes. I guess Goldsworthy, though once again I'm wishing for a different matchup when I could root for someone being eliminated as well as someone moving on.

mrs.5000 said...

Goldsworthy for me.

Michael5000 said...

Two for Magritte on FB!

boonec1974 said...

Magritte's the man!

Nichim said...

Goldsworthy. Those holes...

Michael5000 said...

Aaaaaaandy Goooooooldswoooooooorthy! Gets! My! Vote!

gl. said...

AAA! AAA! is it too late to vote for Goldsworthy? AAA!

Michael5000 said...

Certainly it's not too late!

Michael5000 said...

And it's not for late for Susan to vote Goldsworthy either.

Candida said...

Goldsworthy.

pfly said...

Magritte!

Michael5000 said...

Goodness, what a knock-down drag-out fight to the finish! Magritte builds the early lead, but Goldsworthy's patient persistence wins out in the end and he puts together an 8-7 victory! It's Goldsworthy! Goldsworthy has beaten Magritte!

Michael5000 said...

(Magritte fans might be pleased to consider that their guy lost to Goldsworthy 4-11 the first time around, and only 7-8 this time. Or, it might just make them bitter.)