Sunday, 10 June 2012

Daiwa Prize Winner

Last October I posted news of the shortlist for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize (CLICK). It seems picture frames are the in thing at the moment. Behold Haroon Mirza's electrical installation thingy Frame for a Painting (2011). Believe it or not, this codswallop won the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2012. You can see it at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery in London until 19 July (CLICK). I can't imagine this daft idea impressing punters in central Tokyo, which is lit up with neon signs like Piccadilly Circus. This is what you get for employing the UK's doyen of bad taste and Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry as a judge.


At 10/6/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the frame won the prize? The picture was grand. The frame would look nice in a bathroom but not in an awards show.

At 10/6/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Yup. The frame (installation thingy) won the prize! The boring old portrait has nothing to do with it, apart from showing off the light frame.


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