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Hans-Peter Feldmann

December 22, 2011

Winner of the Hugo Boss Prize, artist Hans-Peter Feldmann elected to cash out the $100,000 honorarium and to pin the exact amount in old, wrinkled greenbacks to the walls of the Guggenheim.  Feldman’s penchant for collecting and organizing mass-produced materials into serial display offers viewers an opportunity to experience a concept as abstract as monetary quantity as an immersive physical environment.  Pinning this amount to the walls of the world’s leading global art museum, located only a cab-ride from Wall Street where $100,000 is little more than a rounding error, seems an ironic and defiant act.

Hans-Peter Feldmann


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