William Kentridge wins the Princess of Asturias Award, Spain’s most prestigious art prize
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William Kentridge has been awarded Spain’s most prestigious art prize, the Princess of Asturias award.
The prize jury hailed Kentridge, 62, as “one of the most multifaceted innovative artists on the international scene” in its citation for the 50,000 euros ($57,000) award.
His work “has expressed emotions and metaphors related to the history and reality of his country which nonetheless transcend the latter and raise essential questions regarding the human condition,” it added.
The awards will be given out in a ceremony presided by Spanish King Felipe in October. Other categories include literature, social sciences, communication and humanities, technical and scientific research, international coorperation, concord and sports.