Artists Compete To Produce Best Canvas In Real Time

by EVAN MULVIHILL · August 31, 2009

Live art battlingThis past Thursday, an organization called ArtBattles threw an awesome party at Greenwich Village's Le Poisson Rouge. The concept is simple: four artists were given a theme and then asked to paint a masterpiece in just an hour or so. "Like jazz musicians," says a statement from ArtBattles, "these painters grab their instruments and attempt to entertain and inspire the world around them." Click on for some visually stunning pictures pulled from, as well as winner Ben Angotti's piece.

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Ben Angotti Winner Ben Angotti's nature-inspired piece