Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Praemium Imperiale

Congratulations to London-born pop artist Richard Hamilton for winning the Praemium Imperiale 2008 for painting. He'll receive 15 million yen (about £70,000) with a diploma and medal presented by Prince Hitachi - honorary patron of the Japan Art Association - in an awards ceremony in Tokyo on 15 October. The other winners are Ilya & Emilia Kabakov (sculpture), Peter Zumthor (architecture), Zubin Mehta (music) and Sakata Tojuro (theatre/film). Hamilton's exhibition Protest Pictures continues at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh until 12 October (CLICK).


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