The jurors of this year's Hunting Prize (or someone in the office) are already gearing up to narrow their over 100 name long "short-list" down to one artist- who will receive the boner-inducing amount of $50,000 for pleasing the aristocrats.
Joan Fabian has been an early victim of the purge, and her story is a doozy!!!
Opposite of Peace, 2007
Hi Everyone, I have an interesting turn of events. I was a finalist for the 2008 line up and just was notified that my art work was disqualified!!!! They gave me no explanation after I had a wooden crate built and paid for shipping (as they required!). They only put a blurb on about how they can disqualify anyone they want. So I did some research.
I contacted one of the jurors, who were going to chose pieces by viewing the actual works, and he said they never seen my piece. I called a representative of Hunting and she told me that they had nothing to do with the disqualification process and that it was the jurors that did the disqualifying because it wasn't a "painting". What gives? I tried to get a clear answer and they asked me to pay for shipping my work back to myself.
I think it is interesting to note that my painting is non traditional "over the sofa" type of painting but I consider it a painting!!!! If you look closely at the work you will see the word "WAR". Do you think they saw it?
Interesting, but I think other artists should realize that the Hunting Art Prize is not what it wants to appear. I was in the gala last year and there was some really bad paintings and some good ones.
The taste of oil barons really lacks.