For Immediate Release
June 23, 2010
PENGUIN BOOKS TO PUBLISH THE WINNING COVER ART FROM UPCOMING CHALLENGE ON BRAVO’S NEW SERIES, “WORK OF ART: THE NEXT GREAT ARTIST”
“The Book Challenge,” episode three of the new creative series on Bravo, “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” will air on Wednesday, June 23rd. In this episode the twelve remaining artists are challenged to design the cover for a Penguin Book. The winning design will be unveiled that evening, and on the following day, June 24th, Penguin Books will publish the title featuring the winning design.
“Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” debuted on June 9th and can be seen Wednesday nights at 10pm on Bravo. The exciting series assembles fourteen of the art world’s most talented, up-and-coming artists in New York where they compete for a solo show at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000. In each of the show’s ten episodes the contestants are faced with the challenge of creating unique pieces in a variety of mediums such as paint, sculpture, photography, collage and industrial design.
“We were really excited to get the opportunity from Bravo to participate in this very creative competition show,” said Kathryn Court, President and Publisher of Penguin Books. Several Penguin staffers actually got to participate in the episode and Kathryn Court had the opportunity to address the contestants. “This year we’re celebrating Penguin Books 75th Anniversary (visit www.penguinbooks75.com
for details), and this seemed a perfect way to showcase what Penguin does best — publish great books with great covers. The cover featuring the winning design captures the spirit of Penguin — classic yet cutting edge.”
The winner of the new book will be published on June 24th and will be available wherever books are sold.
For more information, contact: Maureen Donnelly, 212-366-2272