Bravo is rolling out a new reality series that I think has a great chance to be a wonderful show. Much in the style of Project Runway the new show Work of Art: The Next Great Artist takes 14 aspiring artists and puts them in a competition for a generous cash prize and an all-important showing at a nationally recognized museum.
The shows executive producers include Hollywood heavyweight Sarah Jessica Parker and her production company “Pretty Machines” along with with the Emmy-nominated “Magical Elves” (Top Chef, Project Runway) and Eli Holzman. The “art world” is often a mysterious one in which even those who make their livings for and by it fully do not understand how it all works. This show will hope to shine a light on that other world and open a door into how all of the pieces fit together to launch an art career all the while providing up and coming talents with exposure and experience.
Here is Bravo’s initial video preview for the show:
The show will be hosted by China Chow, judges will include Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Jerry Saltz and Bill Powers. The competing artists will be mentored by Simon de Pury. Starcasm.net will be rolling out full bio/info pages for the host and judges soon. First up will be show host, the beautiful China Chow.
Work of Art: The Next Great Artist is set to premier on Bravo Wednesday June 9th at 11:00EST.