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Teresita Fernández Wins 2013 Aspen Award For Art

Fernández and David Maupin. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Fernández and David Maupin. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

The Aspen Art Museum announced today that the Brooklyn-based Teresita Fernández has won its 2013 Aspen Award for Art.

Ms. Fernández is a sculptor represented by Lehmann Maupin who in 2005 received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Fellowship.” Ms. Fernández has work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., the Miami Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum, and recently became a member of President Obama’s U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

The award has gone to artists like Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs and Marilyn Minter. Winners are feted at a gala over the summer, and last year’s, for Mr. Sachs, raised $1.8 million for the museum.

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