Saturday, June 4, 2011
THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, May 20–November 2, 2011. Photo: David Heald. Feldmann received an honorarium of $100,000. For his solo exhibition at the Guggenheim, he has pinned this exact amount to the gallery walls in a grid of overlapping one-dollar bills.
I’m 70 years old, and I began making art in the ’50s,” Mr. Feldmann said in a telephone interview from his studio in Düsseldorf. “At that time there was no money in the art world. Money and art didn’t exist. So for me $100,000 is very special. It’s incredible really. And I would like to show the quantity of it.
Hans Peter Feldmann to the New York Times