During the second round of Tuesday evening’s Jeopardy! episode, Alex Trebek announced a familiar category for the contemporary art world: The Broad. Since opening in downtown Los Angeles in late September, The Broad (pronounced like “road”) has had Angelenos and visitors to the city queuing around the block of its Diller Scofidio & Renfro-designed home. The museum holds the acclaimed contemporary art collection of Eli and Edythe Broad, including some of the most iconic and superlative artworks and installations by contemporary artists—from Robert Therrien’s looming table and chairs, to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room, to Jeff Koons’s balloons.
The five questions featured on Jeopardy!, listed below, were based on the artists featured in the museum’s inaugural installation. Last night’s winner Buzzy Cohen answered three of these questions correctly. How do you compare?
$400: Andy Warhol used this printing technique, also known as serigraphy; its colors & evocation of commercial art fit the pop project
$800: Artists want us to think about familiar images—like this man, who has described the flag as seen, but not looked at
$1200: Robert Therrien’s Under The Table (1994) makes you feel like these two literary characters, a man created in 1726 and a girl from 1865
$1600: He said it simply occurred to him to do something that would appear just the same as a comic book illustration
$2000: The most requested artist for loan in the collection is this Haitian-American, who mixed pop culture & high art
Check your answers:
$400: What is Silkscreen
$800: Who is Jasper Johns
$1200: Who are Gulliver and Alice
$1600: Who is Roy Lichtenstein
$2000: Who is Jean-Michel Basquiat