Katharina Grosse Wins First Oskar Schlemmer Prize

According to Monopol, artist Katharina Grosse has won the inaugural Oskar Schlemmer Prize, which amounts to around $34,000. The prize, named after the Bauhaus star, is offered by the state of Baden-Württemberg. The artist, who was born in Freiburg and works in Berlin, has staged solo shows at venues ranging from Mass MoCA to the Kunstmuseum Bonn, and will be opening an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Graz this June. Secretary of state Jürgen Walter, commending Grosse, noted that the artist “systematically expands the boundaries of painting.”