Friday, May 27, 2011

The Hunting Prize 2010: Leigh Anne Lester

I'm a little late here, but I did want to mention a little something about the Hunting Prize. This year, it went to Leigh Anne Lester for this piece:

Leigh Anne Lester, Mutant Spectre, graphite on drafting film, 2010

These is a good interview with Lester at ...might be good.

I've complained about the Hunting Prize in the past, but as far as I can tell, there was nothing to complain about this year. In fact, it seems like the Prize has gotten better every year in the way it treats artists (both entrants and winners). And, perhaps most important, its choices for winners have all been pretty damn interesting, which is what you really want from a prize like this, right? So congratulations to Leigh Anne Lester, and a salute to the previous winners: Francesca Fuchs, Michael Tole, Wendy Wagner, Robyn O'Neil and Lane Hagood.


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