Regen Projects announced that Los Angeles represented artist, Raymond Pettibon, will be the 2010 recipient of the Oskar Kokoschka Prize. The official ceremony will take place at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, on March 1st. The Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Austria’s highest-endowed prize for visual art, is awarded to an outstanding contemporary artist every two years by the Austrian government since 1981 after the passing of Kokoshka. As this year’s winner of the biannual prize, Pettibon will be awarded €20,000.
Retrospectives of his work have been held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In 2002, an exhibition of his drawings, Plots Laid Thick, was organized by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain, and traveled to the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, and the Haags Gemeentemuseum in the Netherlands. For more information on Raymond Pettibon visit Regen Projects or David Zwirner Gallery.