Monday, November 26, 2007
The Wexner Center for the Arts today announced that this years recipient of the Wexner Prize is filmmaker Spike Lee. The Prize recognizes an artist whose work “reflects exceptional innovation and the highest standards of artistic quality and integrity.” Past honorees include Gerhard Richter, Martin Scorsese, John Cage, and – most recently – Bill T Jones. The prize money is $50 000.
The council's 25 members include filmmakers John Waters and Philip Kaufman and Barbara Kruger, a former artist in residence at the Wexner Center.