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Since its inception, The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, has been a proud supporter of the arts—and not just of the filmic variety. For 11 consecutive years, during Festival season, Tribeca has also brought the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Program to New York: a wonderful marriage of the worlds of film and fine arts, where New York artists are celebrated as we award works of art to filmmakers selected by the TFF jury as winners in their respective categories.
Better yet, the prize-winning filmmakers aren't the only ones who get to enjoy this fantastic collection of New York artistry. In true Tribeca community spirit, the TFF Artists Awards Program is also a showcase and celebration of New York artists. From April 5-25, the artwork will be publicly exhibited every day between the hours of 11am–7pm (closed on April 8 for Easter) at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan.
This year, the artwork is a striking mix of paintings, photographs, etchings, prints and sculptures donated by 11 major contemporary artists: Peter Dayton, Walton Ford, Stephen Hannock, JR, Kim Keever, Clifford Ross, Nathan Sawaya, Cindy Sherman, Hugo Tillman, Kara Walker, and Stanley Whitney.
Created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal and sponsored by CHANEL, “[t]he artists awards program has been a great tradition since we founded Tribeca,” says Rosenthal. “We are so pleased to have these respected and innovative artists involved with the Festival by honoring our filmmakers with their art.”
So come out and enjoy the art! Below is a a complete list of the artwork that will be on exhibit.
Jacobs #16 "Blue Skies",
Oil, acrylic, resin and paper decal on birch panel, 24 x 14
aquatint and drypoint on paper, image: 39 3/4 x 29 7/8 inches
Study: A Recent History of Art in Southern California
(Mass MoCA #169), 2012, 2010
polished acrylic on panel, 8 x 20 inches
The Wrinkles of The City, Los Angeles, Carl revealed on wood, 2011
60 x 60 inches, Ink on Wood
Waterfall 104f, 2010
c-print, image: 39 x 31 inches
Harmonium Mountain V, 2011
archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper, 27 1/2 x 36 1/2
plastic bricks, 52 x 14 x 16
two sepia tone photographs, 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm (MP# MPs-)
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures
The Echeverria, 2008
lambda print on Fuji matte paper, ed. 6, 30 x 40 in. 76.2 x 101.6 cm
An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters, 2010
Portfolio of 6 etchings with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and dry-point
© Kara Walker; Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Red Top, 2012
Oil on linen, 20 x 20
Learn more about the artists and the pieces of work here.