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I made it further than ever before at the artvsart event Friday night. I came in THIRD. I lost to the "care bear" painting, and when Mike spun the wheel of death, it once again came up on INSTANT DEATH for me. A man came out in a Michael Myers outfit and proceeded to stab my painting for several merciless minutes with a big knife while I stared in horror, watching my 350 dollar starting bid go up in smoke. Tragic.
It did lose to the winner of the night tho.

The funny thing was, after my destruction, care bear went head to head with a robot on a swing. People cheered louder for the care bear, but when the MC announced it was the winner of the competition, IT GOT BOOED. The artist wasn't sure how to react. I don't know if the people didn't realize it was the title bout or what. It was really strange.

All in all a good time. So thanks for helping me get there, to everyone who voted for my robot space monkey eating a taco.



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Ouch. Rest in peace, little monkey.
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They destroyed your painting?
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frumpish wrote:
They destroyed your painting?



yes. Artvsart.net is a contest where the combatants pay 15 bucks for supplies (so everyone is on equal terms) and given only 4 hours to paint something. Anything you want. Then they put the paintings online for voting. Out of one hundred and some entrants, I was in the top 32 thanks to voters! Those 32 go to the event held Last Friday.
They are placed on easels like an art show and people that attend the event vote again, taking the 32 down to 16. Those 16 are then bracketed down to pairs.
Each pair is voted on by a decibel-meter thru cheers from the audience. The loser of the bout is subjected to a spin of "THE WHEEL OF DEATH" which has things on it like chainsaw, michael meyers, acid bath, gene simmons, etc. and is auctioned off. If no one buys it, it gets destroyed via the method spun. Unfortunately there is also "instant death" on the wheel, for which there is NO auction. Mine landed on that.
The real tragedy is that each round, the minimum bid for auction goes up one hundred dollars. If it'd not landed on instant death, the minimum bid was 350 bucks... Ohhhh I feel ill all over again...

It's great fun. the crowd is bloodthirsty, and when the wheel hit instant death, the place erupted in screams of joy.
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Here's a video from last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0EcDI4YTGI
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What does the winner get?
What happens if no one bids the $350 minimum?
Ok, it's destroyed, I saw the video.
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The winner gets the trophy belt and four thousand dollars!

I almost always sell my painting, netting at least 70 bucks. The artist gets 70 percent of the sale.
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For some reason I am abhorred by what is happening there, but if you had fun, then I guess it is all good.
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Phil of Mars wrote:
I made it further than ever before at the artvsart event Friday night. I came in THIRD. I lost to the "care bear" painting, and when Mike spun the wheel of death, it once again came up on INSTANT DEATH for me. A man came out in a Michael Myers outfit and proceeded to stab my painting for several merciless minutes with a big knife while I stared in horror, watching my 350 dollar starting bid go up in smoke. Tragic.
It did lose to the winner of the night tho.

The funny thing was, after my destruction, care bear went head to head with a robot on a swing. People cheered louder for the care bear, but when the MC announced it was the winner of the competition, IT GOT BOOED. The artist wasn't sure how to react. I don't know if the people didn't realize it was the title bout or what. It was really strange.

All in all a good time. So thanks for helping me get there, to everyone who voted for my robot space monkey eating a taco.





Next year paint the monkey eating a burrito and you'll take down the competition for sure.
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Here's the bracket breakdown with the winner...ugh I got beat by a stinkin' carebear. yeah he got 4 grand for 4 hours work. One day... one day...


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For some reason I am abhorred by what is happening there, but if you had fun, then I guess it is all good.


It seems very wasteful to me. But the crowd seems to enjoy it, it benefits charity and the artists know what is coming when they sign up.
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Honestly, only 4 paintings got destroyed. the rest were bought and 30 percent of the money goes to charity, 70 to the artist.

2 were instant death and 2 were too ugly to buy. LOL! You gotta give the audience something. After all, the title is Art vs art, some art will die.

I think most artists are horrified by the thought of their baby getting destroyed, but my thinking is, "Heck I can always make another just like it or better". The young artists will even go as far as buying their own painting! I guess it is 70 percent off since they get that money back, but c'mon, it's a 4 hour canvas, let it go.

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Phil of Mars wrote:
but c'mon, it's a 4 hour canvas, let it go.

I think what I find most abhorrent is that the audience is cheering for the destruction of something that someone lovingly created. Getting joy out of destruction just feels wrong to me. Rationally, I don't think it is wrong in this context, but still...

Oh, and seeing the chart I actually think that that care bear is the worst painting of all. But I don't know much about art...
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Flyboy Connor wrote:
Phil of Mars wrote:
but c'mon, it's a 4 hour canvas, let it go.

I think what I find most abhorrent is that the audience is cheering for the destruction of something that someone lovingly created. Getting joy out of destruction just feels wrong to me. Rationally, I don't think it is wrong in this context, but still...

Oh, and seeing the chart I actually think that that care bear is the worst painting of all. But I don't know much about art...



Eh, how much love can there be in a 4 hour painting? I have found that you always do better the more you try. Heck I've been known to completely repaint something 5 times in the past. It's nothing you can't do again.

Here's the post event video. You can see my painting being stabbed at the one minute mark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGKTsZWh3Eg&feature=youtu.be
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Phil of Mars wrote:

Here's the post event video. You can see my painting being stabbed at the one minute mark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGKTsZWh3Eg&feature=youtu.be

I'm confused. I thought the Care Bear won, but the video shows it being destroyed. Wha?
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After he won, they asked if he wanted to auction it off to make even more money. he said yes, but the stipulation is, the wheel must spin before an auction. He got instant death.
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Phil of Mars wrote:
After he won, they asked if he wanted to auction it off to make even more money. he said yes, but the stipulation is, the wheel must spin before an auction. He got instant death.

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