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Quotation of the Day for November 30, 2009
It took some time, but on October 29th the Guggenheim will host what Pruitt is optimistically calling the First Annual Art Awards.
The evening will include dinner, catered from restaurants in Bushwick and Williamsburg (neighborhoods where many artists live); comic interludes; celebrity presenters from both art and Hollywood (Cecily Brown, Mary Heilmann, James Franco, and Nate Lowman); and, of course, the bestowing of awards, in categories including New Artist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Curator of the Year, and four categories of Show of the Year. The award statuettes, which Pruitt designed, are empty champagne bottles with light bulbs where the corks should be, sitting in ice buckets filled with plastic ice.
"It's an award, but it's also a lamp," Pruitt explained.
- Rob Pruitt, conceptual artist, as reported in The Talk of the Town, At the Museums, The New Yorker, Nov. 2, 2009.
Submitted by: Lynn Kisilenko
Nov. 24, 2009
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