Art Stephen Up Challenge - William Wegman

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William Wegman kicks off the Art Stephen Up Challenge by adding his own artistic interpretation to Stephen's portrait. (2:57)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AS YOU

KNOW, IN THE WAKE OF LAST

NIGHT'S SPECIAL ART-THEMED SHOW,

I AM NOW A HUGE PLAYER IN THE

ART WORLD.

AND TO THINK JUST A DAY AGO I

COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT ART.

BUT NOW I GET ART.

SPECIFICALLY THE PART OF IT THAT

MAKES MONEY.

( LAUGHTER )

AND AS A NEWLY MINTED ART SCENE

KING MAKER, I WANT TO THANK ALL

THE ARTISTS WHO STOPPED BY,

STEVE MARTIN, FRANK STELLA,

SHEPARD FAIREY AND

ANDRES SERRANO.

WHILE LAST NIGHT'S SHOW WAS VERY

ARTSY, WE HAD TO CUT OUT SOME OF

THE FARTSY.

WE HAD TO CALL -- CUT THIS.

>> IT'S CALLED EJACULATE

INJECTION 14.

>> MY EJACULATES WERE...

>> Stephen: WHAT'S YOUR

LONGEST SHOT?

TO BE FAIR, I ASK THAT QUESTION

OF ALL MY GUESTS.

MY APOLOGIES TO DORIS KEARNS

GOODWIN.

YOU CAN VIEW THE FULL 13

UNCIRCUMCISED MINUTES ON

COLBERTNATION.COM.

LAST NIGHT THESE WORLD-CLASS

ARTISTS GOT SOME OF THEIR ART ON

MY PORTRAIT, REALLY ART IT UP.

IF THERE ARE ANY BIG-TIME

ARTISTS OUT THERE WHO WANT TO

FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEP, WE'VE

MADE A CLEAN FULL RESOLUTION

DOWNLOAD OF MY PORTRAIT

AVAILABLE AT COLBERTNATION.COM

FOR ANYONE TO ADD THEIR ARTISTIC

INTERPRETATION TO ME.

SO HAVE AT YOU, INTERNATIONALLY

RENOWNED NATION.

IF I LIKE IT, YOUR PORTRAIT WILL

APPEAR OVER MY FIREPLACE.

IF I DON'T LIKE IT, IT WILL

APPEAR IN MY FIREPLACE.

( LAUGHTER )

AND TO KICK OFF THE COLBERT ART

ME UP CHALLENGE, HERE'S THE

FIRST ENTRY FROM A FAMOUS ART

GUY.

>> I'M ARTIST WILLIAM WEGMAN, AN

I'M KNOWN FOR MY PORTRAITS OF MY

DOG, MY YMCA RANKERS.

SO STEPHEN, IS YOUR PORTRAIT

ART?

I WOULDN'T HANG IT ON MY WALL.

I'VE COME UP WITH A FEW IDEAS

THAT I THINK WE CAN TRY TO PUT

MORE ART ON THE PORTRAIT.

SO HERE GOES.

I THINK THE FROM THE OF THE COAT

NEEDS A LITTLE WORK.

I THINK WE GOT IT.

EVERYONE AGREE?

ALL RIGHT.

GET OUT OF HERE.

I GOT TO GO WALK MY DOGS.

( APPLAUSE )

>> I DO NOT THINK I HAVE EVER