Bucksbaum Award

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The Bucksbaum Award was established in 2000 by the Bucksbaum Family Foundation and the Whitney Museum of American Art. It is awarded biannually "to honor an artist, living and working in the United States, whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination." [1] The $100,000 prize is the world's largest award given to an individual visual artist.

The Bucksbaum Award is always give to an artist whose work is displayed in that year's Whitney Biennial, a showcase for young and lesser known American artists; the award recognizes an artist who "has the potential to make a lasting impact on the history of American art."[1]

Previous Bucksbaum laureates include:


  1. ^ a b c Whitney Museum, Bucksbaum Award Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine, May 3, 2004.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Whitney Museum of American Art's Bucksbaum Award," Sotheby's at Auction, Vol. 2, Issue 7, 2010, p. 35.
  3. ^ "Sarah Michelson Receives 2012 Bucksbaum Award". Whitney Museum. 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2014.

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