Friday, August 16, 2013

Real or Fake?

In the spirit of reality television, game shows, and just plain fun, I present Real or Fake?

Below you will find ten abstract images that I have photographed. Eight of them are found photos, randomly shot in NYC. Two of them are details from gallery artwork. Can you tell the difference?

Study the images, make a guess, and leave a comment that includes the numbers of the two images that you think have come from artwork I saw in two high profile, New York galleries. The correct answers will be posted next week.

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine


Ten

49 comments:

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hmmm, I am no expert, but I am guessing #1 and #9. Did you say the winner gets 1 million?

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Well lots of lovely grunge! 4 and 8 are my choice.

Angie said...

Very difficult! #2 & #7 ?

Found art blog said...

I'd say three and seven. Or maybe eight!!

betty wisse said...

I guess 6 and 9

Leslie said...

I think two and six are the pieces found in galleries. Love ten!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I am guessing #2 and #10 are artworks...this is fun.

Lynn said...

My guess is 8 and 9; they are all great grunge!

Kathryn said...

I'm going with 2 and 8 . . . just goes to show how much gorgeous grungy texture is out there if we choose to look and appreciate it.

Heather said...

I think #3 and #8 are beautiful works of art, fun challenge!

john said...

What a fun idea! I love looking at the photos and of course am having a dilly of a time deciding. I love them all though whether real or "fake". Actually they are all real in one sense! :-)

BLockHEad said...

I'll go for 1 and 3 :)

Michele said...

Hmmmm #3 and #8????

AJ said...

I'm going with 8 & 9, although I am really drawn to #4- it's pretty cool.

PocketSize said...

My guess is 1 and 3... Something about them both looks very intentional to me... But I'm probably wrong! :P

celiaclowe said...

ummmm 1 and 8, that's my guess for gallery. they are all yummy!

Kabuki said...

How about 6 and 7.

Tiger said...

#1 and #6 I think!

JLeigh Designs said...

I think #2 and #6. I absolutely love all of the images though. I love taking pictures like this all the time and have found an outlet in tweeting a texture of the day. Love you work Seth!

jinxxxygirl said...

I think 2 and 8 is probably what you found in galleries but in my opinion 3 and 4 belong in a gallery...:) Hugs! deb

Erin in Morro Bay said...

They're all beautiful!
Erin

Patti said...

I'm going with 1, 8 and 9 - I know you said pick two but I can't make up my mind! Look forward to seeing the results:)

Carol Q said...

that's not easy... 2 and 9 for me.

Christine O'Brien said...

I'm guessing #2 and #6? Very difficult to tell though!

trish quilty said...

Hi Seth:
I vote 2 & 9 although 10 looks like something you would create. I love them all. What fun!

Jennifer said...

3 and 8 are my choice.

cjsrq said...

I'm guessing 2 and 6. They are all wonderful!

Diane D. said...

I think 8 & 9 are from artwork. It was really difficult to tell.
DianeD

Debbie Olson said...

I'm going with 1 and 9 in galleries, but it really isn't possible to tell the difference, is it? Great shots, Seth!

Lesley Riley said...

8 & 9?
Very good game, Seth.

Mickie said...

Wow...hard. 3 & 9?

Maggie Crawford said...

8&9

Christi Conley said...

Hmmm I'm thinking 6 & 8. . .

Micki said...

I'm guessing 1 & 8

Karenliz said...

I'm guessing 1 and 3.

Jan said...

I guess 4 and 10.

Nan G said...

They're all cool pics! My guess is 3 and 8.

~*~Patty S said...

OK without looking at anyone else's answers I instinctively picked 3 and 8 (then I DID glance above me and saw the someone else guessed the same two hah!)
NOT an easy task...all such great textures!
oxo

Shawn Petite said...

I think 2 and 9,,, alll are great inspiration!

patc said...

My guess is 8 & 9.

Ruth Armitage said...

Great photos, wherever they came from! I would guess #2 & #8, but the choices are terribly difficult! What a fun guessing game :) Can't wait to see the answer :)

Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen said...

ok, you hooked me in... had to play before I see the results... my guesses are #2 and #6 or #8... I can't decide between #6 and #8, but if I must pick then #6. (but if it is #8 then I hope to get 1/2 a point. ;)

Kathy Abraham said...

Ok I'm guessing 6 & 10. Now back to th blog so I can get the answer. Instant gratification!

Laura Strack said...

This is Hard! My guess is 3 and 5...

Joanne S said...

These are all wonderful, but my guess is #3 and #6.

Unknown said...

Hi, Seth, decided to take a guess before reading the results- I am thinking #1 and #6 as the gallery finds, but it is a tough choice!

Unknown said...

Oh, by the way, I am "unknown" who posted #1 and #6.
marilyn

Parabolic Muse said...

I'm so tempted to think you've 'tricked' us in some way, and pick the opposite of what I think. But even then I can't decide. These are difficult!

I'll say that numbers 3 and 10 are from the gallery!

Darlene K Campbell said...

#6 and #10