Is It Art?

March 18, 2005

ABC News was at SVA recently working on a story for the program 20/20, which aired on Friday, March 11, under the title “Is it Art or Not?” The producers and correspondent John Stossel engaged MFA Fine Arts Department students Ricky Sears and Adam Krueger to make reproductions of famous paintings by Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning and others in the department’s studios. 20/20 then set up the reproductions in the Manhattan Mall alongside new works done by unknown artists and young children and asked passersby to try and identify which were the “real” artworks. Assistant Director of Communication Samantha A. Hoover, herself a contemporary art historian, also offered on-camera commentary on the historical importance of the artworks in the piece.

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