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Paul Chen Receives the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Friday, November 21, 2014
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Last night at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on New York’s Upper East Side, marked the tenth presentation of the Hugo Boss Prize, which honors outstanding achievement in contemporary art and celebrates the work of remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential of our time. Juried by an international panel of distinguished museum directors, curators, and critics, it is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and carries an award of $100,000. The recipient for this year’s Hugo Boss Prize, announced last night, is Paul Chen.

The finalists for the 2014 cycle included Chen were Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot, Hassan Khan, and Charline von Heyl.

Since 1996, the Hugo Boss Prize has been awarded to Matthew Barney (1996); Douglas Gordon (1998); Marjetica Potrč (2000); Pierre Huyghe (2002); Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004); Tacita Dean (2006); Emily Jacir (2008); Hans-Peter Feldmann (2010); and Danh Vo (2012).

Boss-clad guests included Jason Wu, Kate Bosworth, Margot Robbie, Michael Polish, Nicola Peltz, Joshua Jackson, Scott Eastwood, Natasha Poly, Valeria Bilello, Marco Brambilla, Antoine Verglas, Charlie Siem, Mary Cronson, Alex Chantecaille, Laura de Gunzberg, Genevieve Jones, Natalie Joos, Cory Bond and Lady Liliana Cavendish.  

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