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Welcome to the second round of M(art)ch Madness 2015, where your votes decide the greatest artist of the 20th century! (Really.)

Round 1 saw some big upsets, with the biggest coming in the Los Angeles Regional. No. 3 seed Kasimir Malevich was ousted by No. 14 seed Jean-Michel Basquiat and Man Ray, a No. 11 seed, destroyed No. 6 Ellsworth Kelly, grabbing 81 percent of the votes. Ray is now the last photographer still in the tournament.

Also out are higher seeds Diane Arbus (losing to Rene Magritte) and Amedeo Modigliani, who lost a squeaker to Joseph Cornell. Jackson Pollock, the top seed in the New York Regional, narrowly averted a huge upset bid by No. 16 Frida Kahlo, with just 50.6 percent of the votes (or just 3 votes).  Remember, your votes matter!

The full bracket, with percentages for each contest, is here: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tlist.cfm?tid=457697

(Apologies for the crap website – you have to paste the link into your browser and click on “championship bracket”)

If this whole exercise seems slightly ridiculous, you’re not alone. But here are some FAQs that might help it make sense.

And now on to the second round. Vote using any criteria that makes sense to you. But vote!

Paris Regional

No. 1 Pablo Picasso vs.

seated-woman

No. 8 Marc Chagall

Chagall_Circus

 

No. 4 Alexander Calder vs.

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No. 12 Joseph Cornell

cornell.medici-princess

 

No. 3 Georgia O’Keeffe vs.

radiator-building

No. 11 Gustav Klimt

Birch-Trees

 

No. 2 Wassily Kandinsky vs,

kandinsky.comp-8

No. 10 Constantin Brancusi

Constantin_Brancusi,_Portrait_of_Mlle_Pogany,_1912,_Philadelphia_Museum_of_Modern_Art,_Philadelphia

 

New York Regional

No. 1 Jackson Pollock vs.

full-fathom-five

No. 8 Louise Bourgeois

louise bourgeois janus in leather jacket

 

No. 4 Roy Lichtenstein vs.

Brushstroke 1965 by Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997

No. 5 Willem De Kooning

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No. 3 Jasper Johns vs.

johnsinfo-lg

No. 6 Giorgio De Chirico

20060216002629!De_Chirico's_Love_Song

 

No. 2 Piet Mondrian vs.

lozenge-composition-with-red-gray-blue-yellow-and-black-1925

No. 7 Richard Serra

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Berlin Regional

No. 1 Henri Matisse vs.

The_Sorrows_of_the_King

No. 8 Edward Hopper

summer-evening

 

No. 4 Georges Braque vs.

landscape-at-la-ciotat-1907-1

No. 5 Andy Warhol

1998.1.248

No. 3 Gerhard Richter vs.

1024colours

No. 11 Rene Magritte

the-false-mirror-1928(1)

 

No.2 Mark Rothko vs.

Black on Maroon 1958 by Mark Rothko 1903-1970

No. 7 Joan Miro

blue-iii

 

Los Angeles Regional

No. 1 Marcel Duchamp vs.

transition-of-virgin-into-a-bride-1912

No. 9 Anselm Kiefer

jerusalem

 

No. 4 Henry Moore vs.

HenryMoore_RecliningFigure_1951

No. 5 Diego Rivera

flower-festival-1925

 

No. 11 Man Ray vs.

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No. 14 Jean-Michel Basquiat

basquiat_tenor

 

No. 2 Robert Rauschenberg vs.

Robert-Rauschenberg-Monogram-

No. 7 Paul Klee

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