Daria: Art Burn (2001)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) and the Fashion Club run afoul of two very different areas of the art world in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. Jane's troubles begin when the gazebo in her parents' backyard collapses while she's filming a Mystik Spiral video in it. She and Trent (voice of Alvaro J. Gonzalez) decide they'd better fix it before their parents return home. To fund the construction, Jane tries to sell some of her paintings at a local art fair, but her disturbing imagery doesn't do much business. An irreverent Van Gogh knockoff, however, catches the eye of local gallery owner Gary, who hires her to make copies of various masterpieces on commission. Soon, Jane's copies are selling like hotcakes and she becomes addicted to the lucre. The trouble is, she's so tired from her work for Gary that she has no time to craft her own pieces. It's only when Jane realizes that the audience for her copies consists of people like Brittany's nouveau riche dad that she remembers how much her own artwork means to her. As for the Fashion Club, they're obviously unaware that caricatures aren't supposed to be flattering. When they commission one at Lawndale's art fair, they're so incensed by the results that they try to hire Helen (voice of Wendy Hoopes) to sue the artists -- or to find somebody who will break his fingers! Sandi (voice of Janie Mertz), Tiffany (voice of Ashley Albert), and Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) are even more horrified when they realize that the offending artwork has gone missing. They don't know that it now adorns the bedroom of Stacy (voice of Sarah Drew), who is delighted to be the only Fashion Club member portrayed in a favorable artistic light.