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Tribeca Celebrates the Artists of New York!

Starting today, visit the exhibition of the works of art donated by 11 major contemporary artists for the winners of the 2012 TFF jury competition. Sponsored by CHANEL.

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.

Peter Dayton 
Jacobs #16 "Blue Skies"
Oil, acrylic, resin and paper decal on birch panel, 24 x 14

2012 Art Awards: Walton Ford, Nantes

Walton Ford
Nantes, 2009
aquatint and drypoint on paper, image: 39 3/4 x 29 7/8 inches

Stephen Hannock
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

2012 Art Awards: Keever, Waterfall

Kim Keever
Waterfall 104f, 2010
c-print, image: 39 x 31 inches

2012 Art Awards: Ross, Harmonium

Clifford Ross
Harmonium Mountain V, 2011
archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper, 27 1/2 x 36 1/2

2012 Art Awards: Sawaya, Ascension

Nathan Sawaya
plastic bricks, 52 x 14 x 16

Cindy Sherman
Untitled, 1980/2000
two sepia tone photographs, 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm (MP# MPs-)
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures

2012 Art Awards: Tillman, The Echeverria

Hugo Tillman
The Echeverria, 2008
lambda print on Fuji matte paper, ed. 6, 30 x 40 in. 76.2 x 101.6 cm

Kara Walker
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

2012 Art Awards: Whitney, Red Top

Stanley Whitney
Red Top, 2012
Oil on linen, 20 x 20

Learn more about the artists and the pieces of work here.


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