Art Dirt: What Do We Think About Art Prizes?

by Glasstire October 9, 2022

Rodney McMillian, “The White House Painting,” 2018, vinyl and thread. 13 feet x 42 feet 4 inches. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Installation view, Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center. Photograph by Colin Doyle. Read our review of the show here.

William Sarradet and Brandon Zech on the recent cancellation of the Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize, and how Texas’ art prize status has been rising in recent years.

“Texas is awash in these big money art prizes.”

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Ginger Geyer October 9, 2022 - 13:41

On art prizes— check out the Brettell Prize at Utd ($150,000). Also, what is the long term impact on an arts community for prizes given within that community as opposed to bringing in a star from elsewhere? What if an artist was given the prize to distribute to other artists?


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