a tale of a few cities


Posted in Art by petercombe on October 3, 2009


Jason Hackenwerth, Ecstasy of the Scarlett Empress at ArtPrize, 2009

1,262 artists participated, the public voted, and there you have it: ten meh-inspiring artworks by Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize Finalists. Competing for the grand prize of $250K, contestant work includes a stone Nessie, a picture of water, a moose, and an oversized, pun-titled table. According to the Detroit Free Press, the ten “splashy, attention-getting works” are contending for a “total purse of $449,000, the richest of any contemporary art competition in the world.”

Photo Copyright All rights reserved by Pentax Hammer (Gary Syrba)


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