January 4, 2008

Hugo Boss shortlist gives painters the brush

In the NYTimes, Carol Vogel reports that this year’s finalists for the Guggenheim's Hugo Boss Prize "include some of the hottest names around, and their work is heavily tipped toward conceptual and installation art. 'A number of painters were nominated,' said Joan Young, the associate curator of contemporary art at the Guggenheim. 'But this is where the jury felt the innovative developments were.'" The finalists are Christoph Buchel, Patty Chang, Sam Durant, Emily Jacir, Joachim Koester, and Roman Signer. Read more.

Related posts about awards given to painters:
The four Turner Prize-winning painters
Baltimore painter Jo Smail wins Trawick Prize
Marlene Dumas receives €55,000 Düsseldorf art prize
Painter Tony Shore awarded Baltimore's $25,000 Sondheim Prize

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