Art Awards Nominees Announced!

The nominees for the First Annual Art Awards which will take place at The Guggenheim Museum on October 29 have been announced. This glittery event is a brainchild of the artist extraordinaire Rob Pruitt, and it may prove to be a momentous occasion that ushers in a new era of pomp and circumstance for the otherwise too cool art world. Here's the list. Let us know who YOU would vote for or nominate!

Artist of the Year
Louise Bourgeois
Urs Fischer
Dan Graham
Mary Heilmann

Curator of the Year
Klaus Biesenbach
Daniel Birnbaum
Connie Butler
Massimiliano Gioni

Exhibition Outside the United States
Francis Bacon, Tate Britain, London
Jeff Koons Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles
Mike Kelley: Educational Complex Onwards: 1995–2008, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
Wolfgang Tillmans: Lighter, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Group Show of the Year, Gallery
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York
Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
Your Gold Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
ZERO in New York, Sperone Westwater, New York

Group Show of the Year, Museum
After Nature, New Museum, New York
The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

New Artist of the Year
Elad Lassry
Daniel McDonald
Marlo Pascual
Ryan Trecartin

Solo Show of the Year, Gallery
Cindy Sherman, Metro Pictures, New York
Manzoni: A Retrospective, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Paul Sharits, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Picasso: Mosqueteros, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Solo Show of the Year, Museum
Dan Graham: Beyond, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Lawrence Weiner: As Far as the Eye Can See, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, New Museum, New York
Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Writer of the Year
Tim Griffin
John Kelsey
Walter Robinson
Jerry Saltz

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