10.19.2008

ART ATTACK! Nov 1, 2008



Suspend 24" x 36" $??? Will he even survive?? Find out for yourself!

This is my piece for Art Attack! Last year was really fun.
Here's the official press release:

DHX Presents Art Attack! 2008: Day of the Dead Art, A Dangerously Competitive Art Auction. At the very mention of the name, Art Attack!, Sotheby's cowers in fear. Art Attack!: Day of the Dead Art, takes auction bidding wars to new levels of excitement and destruction, with proceeds from the chaos benefiting both KDHX Community Media and South City Open Studio and Gallery.

Art Attack!: Day of the Dead Art takes place on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Koken Art Factory (2500 Ohio Street, Saint Louis, MO 63104). Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Art Attack! is a competitive art destructo-auction, featuring works by 32 local artists, styled as a single-elimination tournament, with the overall winner taking home $1,000. Losing paintings face the possibility of destruction. The event will be emceed by Dr. Jeff of the KDHX show The Big Bang, and will feature performances by The Alley Cat Revue. KDHX DJ Doug
Morgan (The Record Sto') will provide the soundtrack for one of the most exhilarating nights St. Louis has ever seen.

Here's how the event plays out: Randomly selected pairs of paintings will compete head-to-head. Audience response to each painting will be measured by an Applause-O-Meter, with the piece receiving the most applause proceeding to the next round. Losing works of art will then face a perilous future in front of the Wheel of Misfortune. This large wheel includes several imaginative ways of destroying the losing piece. If the Wheel lands on "Certain Death," the piece will be destroyed immediately. If not, the audience will have a chance to save it by bidding on it in an auction. If the minimum bid determined for the round is not reached, the piece will be destroyed accordingly. This year's methods of destruction will include everything from chainsaws to graffiti, plus an extra-special guest appearance. Art Attack!: Day of the Dead Art spans five nerve-rattling rounds until the final winner is announced. Participating artists understand that there is a possibility of their artwork being destroyed. However, this is a fun, high-energy atmosphere that provides great exposure regardless of the outcome of the competition--and money raised from the auction benefit two of St. Louis' finest arts organizations: KDHX
Community Media and SCOSAG.

For more information on the event, please visit KDHX.org

2 comments:

Robert said...

That's interesting... Here is a clip from a new show called 'Art Attack' that airs on the Travel Channel this November 30.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUTIfDM49z4

Mike Huddleston said...

Wow, that's a beautiful piece Janx! I hope it survives!
-Mike