This week's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist began rather frighteningly. The show's mentor/Swiss popinjay, Simon de Pury, told the contestants that they were going down to SoHo and was greeted with blank stares. I didn't know where we were going,Â Miles confided to us, which means that unless he's a victim of bad editing, he had no idea that the area is full of art galleries, and, as Simon explained, as though to a group of children, artists such as Ã¢â¬ÅBasquiat and WarholÂ worked in that vicinity.
Speaking of children, they inspired the challenge: Taking the artists to the Children's Museum of the Arts, their task was to create something that conveyed the experiences that made you an artist.Â The result was a weirdly disjointed episode with inexplicable decisions on a number of levels.
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