The Week contest: Blank art
This week's question: A Danish artist who was given $83,000 by a museum to use in an artwork pocketed the cash and submitted two blank canvases titled Take the Money and Run. "The breach of contract is part of the work,'' explained artist Jens Haaning. If a museum were to put on a show of blank canvases by modern artists, what title could it give the exhibition?
THE WINNER: "No Pointillism"
Mary Jo Astrachan, Oneida, New York
SECOND PLACE: "Beyond Minimalism"
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont
THIRD PLACE: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Jack Garfunkel, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California
Deborah Guttentag, Greensboro, North Carolina
"There's Nothing to See Here"
Jared Flaherty, Parkville, Missouri
Chris Wilhelmi, Chicago
"See Nothing, Pay Something"
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
"Nyet At the Met"
George Strong, Plano, Texas
"We're Drawing a Blank Here"
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pennsylvania
"Paint It Blank"
Laurel Wroten, Petaluma, California
Alice Richter, Naples, Florida
"The Nothing is Beautiful Show"
Emanuel Steren, Montville, New Jersey
"The Emperor's New Canvas"
Thomas Krueger, New York City
"Freedom of No Expression"
Susan Koprince, Lawrence, Kansas