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10 Episodes 2011 - 2011
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 60 mins
The arty competition series kicks off its second season with 14 rising artists battling in their inaugural challenge, which involves art that is considered inferior and lowbrow. Photographer Mary Ellen Mark serves as guest judge.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 60 mins
The artists are inspired by parkour, a movement discipline in which participants maneuver through and around challenging obstacles. Curator and gallery owner Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn is the guest judge.
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 60 mins
The contestants must create pop art à la Andy Warhol, with inspiration springing from music, television and celebrity culture. The winner scores a full-page display in an entertainment magazine. Contemporary artist Rob Pruitt is the guest judge.
Wed, Nov 2, 2011 60 mins
The kids are all right when artwork crafted by children inspires the contestants. Series executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker is the guest judge.
Wed, Nov 9, 2011 60 mins
A deadlines-and-headlines challenge tasks the remaining artists to create artwork as inspired by a newspaper story. Artist Adam McEwen serves as guest judge.
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 60 mins
The randomly paired artists must create street art in Brooklyn.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 60 mins
The artists rev up to create artwork from automobile components, such as the engine, the car's body or the leather seating. Performance artist and automotive designer Liz Cohen is the guest judge.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 60 mins
It's a battle between commerce and substance when the artists hit the streets of New York City to create worthy "high art" that must also sell. Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn is the guest judge.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 60 mins
The artists visit an idyllic small town in New York's Hudson Valley and then must create a portrait of a resident. Guest judge: Richard Phillips.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 60 mins
Season 2 closes with the final artists at work on a full solo exhibition, then presenting their collections at a grand gala opening. The episode culminates with the naming of the winner. Artist KAWS is the guest judge.