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Dean Kirkland

Infinite Art Tournament

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The Infinite Art Tournament frees art appreciation from the straitjackets of chronology and categorical conventions in order to place it in a new straitjacket of its own devising. The IAT further seeks to delight its community of bracingly intelligent and drop-dead sexy readers with glib but cheerful dispatches from the worlds of literature, film, the visual arts, music, Shakespeare, chemistry, postal ephemera, vexillology, and hagiography.

Faceoff #1: Piper v. PisanoJohn Piper1903 - 1992BritishLost to Pisanello in Round 1.

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Theo Van Doesburg had a inauspicious start in the tournament, tying his first First Round against William Dobson, who subsequently sunk like a stone.  But after losing his second First Round match, against Ernst Haeckel, Van Doesburg has put together a series of three wins to stay alive in the Left Brackets.

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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn1606 - 1669Dutch

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Parmigianino1504 - 1540ItalianSandwiched by Giovanni Paolo Pannini in Round 1.Lambasted Johann Friedrich Overbeck in

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Sigmar Polke1941 - 2010GermanBeat Serge Poliakoff in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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"Semifinals" designates the Fourth

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Bryan OrganBorn 1935BritishLost to José Clemente Orozco in Round 1.Demolished Orcagna in

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(What is "The Songs of the Fifty States"?)

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Pisanello1395ish - 1455ishItalianBeat twentieth century Brit John Piper by a two-vote swing in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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It is the continuing belief of Infinite Art Tournament that Leap Day, by virtue of its uniqueness and its inherent interest as a matter of Earth-Sun geometry, ought to be a international holiday in celebration of our common humanity, our mathematical and scientific achievements as a species, and our eternal connectio

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Paula RegoBorn 1935 Portuguese

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José Clemente Orozco1883 - 1949MexicanDefeated Bryan Organ in Round 1.Beat Claes Oldenburg in

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Man Ray1890 - 1976American; worked in FranceSurvived a late charge by Kasimir Malevich in Round 1.Lost to book artist Tim Ely in

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Robert Rauschenberg1925 - 2008American

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Isamu Noguchi1904 - 1988AmericanLost to Ben Nicholson in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Beat neon artist Bruce Nauman in

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Ben Nicholson1894 - 1982BritishDefeated Isamu Noguchi in Round 1.Fended off his contemporary Barnett Newman in

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We've had 84 First Round Elimination contests, and there have only been four ties.  The most recent one before now -- "now" being a deadlock between Munch and Nash -- was in July 2013.  I had to dig back into

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Some funny things happened on the way to this month's Fourth Round match.  The oldest pair of open Third Round matches were Benton/Lotto and Goldsworthy/Magritte, but there's no point in advancing them because the left bracket is already congested by a tie in that

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