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Tribeca Loves Art!

Sponsored by CHANEL, 11 major contemporary artists will exhibit and donate works of art for the winners of the 2012 TFF jury competition.

TFF celebrates artists of all kinds, not just filmmakers. For the 11th consecutive year, the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Program, created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal and sponsored by CHANEL, will celebrate New York artists by awarding works of art to filmmakers selected by the TFF jury as winners in their respective categories.

At the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, 11 major contemporary artists will display and donate their paintings, photographs, etchings, prints or sculptures: Peter Dayton, Walton Ford, Stephen Hannock, JR, Kim Keever, Clifford Ross, Nathan Sawaya, Cindy Sherman, Hugo Tillman, Kara Walker, and Stanley Whitney.

The artwork will be publicly exhibited at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run for three weeks, from April 5-25, 2012, between the hours of 11am–7pm (closed on April 8 for Easter). New Yorkers and festival-goers alike are invited to view the works before they are presented at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards Ceremony on the evening of April 26, 2012.

“The artists awards program has been a great tradition since we founded Tribeca,” said Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal. “We are so pleased to have these respected and innovative artists involved with the Festival by honoring our filmmakers with their art.”

"Chanel is delighted to continue the relationship with the Tribeca Film Festival Artist Program.,” said John Galantic, President and Chief Operating Officer of CHANEL, Inc. “What an honor to be celebrating our 7th year. We look forward to viewing and supporting the work of both new and established artists."

Following is a complete list of the artwork that will be contributed:

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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