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Éric Baudelaire wins Prix Marcel Duchamp

Plus: Anti-Columbus Day protestors gather at Metropolitan Museum of Art | and Enda Bowe named as recipient of Zurich Portrait Prize

15 October 2019

Our daily round-up of news from the art world 

Éric Baudelaire wins Prix Marcel Duchamp France’s biggest art prize, the Prix Marcel Duchamp, has been awarded to the artist and film-maker Éric Baudelaire. He is the second consecutive film-maker, and the second in the prize’s 19-year history, to win the €35,000 accolade, which is awarded annually to an artist who has worked in France since 2001. Organised by the Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français with the Centre Pompidou, the prize was this year adjudicated by an international jury including the Pompidou’s director, Bernard Blistène.

Anti-Columbus Day protestors gather at Metropolitan Museum of Art A group of nearly 500 demonstrators took to the streets of New York yesterday, with an anti-Columbus Day procession that concluded on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Carrying banners and signs, members from various organisations, including Decolonize This Place, Take Back the Bronx and No New Jails, called for an end to racism and prison abolition, among other causes.

Enda Bowe receives Zurich Portrait PrizeThe National Gallery of Ireland has announced Enda Bowe as the recipient of this year’s Zurich Portrait Prize and will receive a sum of €15,000, in addition to a €5,000 commission at the gallery. Bowe, an Irish photographer living and working in London, was selected for his photograph of a mother and child captured on a housing estate in Clapton, East London. The work, titled Cybil McCaddy with Daughter Lulu, was also nominated for the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize prize last year. It will be shown alongside over twenty other shortlisted works at the National Gallery of Ireland, before travelling to Cork.

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