The Wexner Center for the Arts has announced that photographer Annie Leibovitz will receive the 14th Wexner Prize.
Given to an artist whose achievements "reflect bold originality, innovation, and creative excellence," the Prize includes $50,000 and an engraved commemorative sculpture designed by Jim Dine.
The artist will be here the second weekend in November to accept the prize and to participate in a public event; she is also here this coming weekend for the opening events of a major exhibition devoted to her work, featuring more than 200 images—including her “Master Set,” never before seen publicly in its entirety—filling all Wexner Center galleries.
The Wexner Prize, first awarded in 1992, recognizes living artists working in any medium or discipline whose achievements reflect bold originality, innovation, and creative excellence. Prize recipients are highly influential, not only within their own field or discipline but across multiple artistic practices. The $50,000 prize is funded by the Wexner Center Foundation through a gift from Leslie H. Wexner, chairman of the Wexner Center Foundation and chairman and founder of Limited Brands, and his wife Abigail Wexner, also a trustee. The recipient is selected by the Wexner Center Foundation trustees, along with the center’s director and senior program staff.