Friday, June 4, 2010

Bravo's reality show featuring KC's Peregrine Honig premieres next week

Posted By on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge I spy a little Ari Fish design on Ms. Honig
  • I spy a little Ari Fish design on Ms. Honig

Peregrine Honig, one of the busy bees of West 18th Street, is among the 14 people -- Bravo calls them "aspiring artists" -- competing on the cable network's new reality show Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.

Which is funny, considering Honig is already an artist, and a very established one at that: she is the youngest living artist to have work included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

But back to the show. Honig and her 13 co-competitors will undergo scrutiny from gallery owner Bill Powers, New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn (who curates and owns the gallery Salon94) and art auctioneer Simon de Pury. The whole shebang is co-produced by the Bravo peeps who helped create Project Runway and by Sarah Jessica Parker's production company, Pretty Matches.

The winners will be the artists who have "successfully mastered the subject matter and creation of their piece, as well as whose concept leaves the greatest impact," according to Bravo's website. The delightfully vague prize: "a solo show at a nationally recognized museum and a generous cash prize."

The Brick, at 1727 McGee, will be hosting weekly watch parties on Wednesdays at 10 p.m., when the show airs. The premiere is next Wednesday, June 9.

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