Annnnnd the winner of ArtPrize 2010 is.....
Chris LaPorte's Cavalry, American Officers, 1921
Congratulations to Chris and all the other artists who participated! I've known Chris as an acquaintance (friend of a friend) since back in the day. He went to Aquinas College with my one of my very best high school friends. They are still friends today, which is fantastic. This summer R & I happened to catch Chris drawing caricatures at Festival of the Arts. His ArtPrize bio says he's drawn close to 85,000 people in the last 18 years. R & I were lucky enough to have him draw us! Now that he's this year's ArtPrize winner, our chat with him while he was sketching and the finished caricature are all the more cool!
Of the pieces I picked for the#1 spot, Beili Liu's Lure/Forest Lure/Wave came in third. David Sprigg's Vision came in fifth. You can go here for a complete list of how the rest of the finalists shook out.
I was actually present for the big announcement tonight at DeVos Place. It was cool to hear the news firsthand, but the program itself was a bit...meh. I'm hitting the hay early tonight, but will tell you all about it tomorrow, I promise.
How are you feeling about Cavalry as the winner and about how the rest of the finalists stacked up?