The Sucklord entered Bravo's Work of Art a brazen supervillain, but left defeated by, among other things, his sentimental side. At the end of this week's episode, he went home after co-designing a colorless maze as street art, a project that he says was the result of having been beaten down physically and emotionally by the competition. "I didn't see it coming but once it came it made total sense to me," he says. "There's not a lot of sleeping that goes on in these things. I was practically half-asleep throughout the entire challenge so I wasn't totally cognizant of what was going on, as evidenced by the mediocrity of my art work. I failed the challenge, I failed the show, I failed the competition. It was time for me to get the hell out of there."
TVGuide.com spoke to The Sucklord (nee Morgan Phillips) on Thursday about why he thinks the kids challenge crippled him and why he's working on a China Chow action figure over, say, a Jerry Saltz one. Plus, his thoughts on Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars, Lola vs. Sarah K, Jerk of Art, penises, and more:
Bravo has set the premiere date for the second season of the Sarah Jessica Parker-produced Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.
The show returns on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c and pits 14 up-and-coming artists against each other as they battle for $100,000 and a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum. China Chow will host, Bill Powers and Jerry Saltz return as judges and world-renowned auctioneer Simon de Pury will serve as a mentor.
The daughter of a high-end restaurateur and a model/designer, China Chow knows all about good taste and great art. Which explains why the actress-model is the picture-perfect host and judge of TV's most creative competition Work of Art (Wednesday, 10/9c, Bravo), in which contemporary artists vie to win a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art...
Work of Art
Work of Art, Bravo's new reality show, pits up-and-coming artists against each other — just like in the real world.
Bravo welcomes SJP's new reality series
In the Sarah Jessica Parker-produced series, 14 designers who work in various mediums, compete for the chance to win a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum and $100,000 cash. Each week, a panel of judges, including New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz and British model-actress China Chow (who's also the show's host), critique the work and eliminate one artist.
But this is no stuffy museum piece, says Simon de Pury, an art auctioneer and Work of Art's mentor. "I think everybody ...
I enjoyed the U.S. Open but Im not nearly as passionate about tennis (well, any sport really) as I am about this show.... I know what youre thinking. Youre thinking: Stop your yappin, Kara, and get to recappin. Well, here I go.I enjoyed Evelyn the client turning into Evelyn the assassin. And what do you know? Shes got some history with Michael. We dont see enough of Lucy Lawless in general (I cant wait for her return on Battlestar Galactica next year). It was nice, if not a little strange, to see her mix it up and play a different type of character even though her facade didnt remain in place for long. But let me back up. Michael is pulled into his latest case because he needs his friend Lucy, whom he trained in the fine art of spying, to set him up with a fake identity, or a "false flag," after an earlier plan falls through. Even though hes not supposed to leave Miami, Michael wants to travel to D.C. to confront Cowan. Luc...