Ellsworth Kelly is the 2013 winner of the College Art Association’s artist award for lifetime achievement. The CAA made the announcement today along with its full slate of awardees, who will pick up their prizes at the group’s 101st annual conference in New York on Feb. 13. Also picking up awards are T. J. Clark, who won the distinguished lifetime achievement award for writing on art, Hal Foster and Claire Bishop, who won this year’s Frank Jewett Mather Award, which honors works of art criticism published in the past year. Elaine Sturtevant nabbed the artist award for distinguished body of work.
Ms. Bishop won the Mather Award for her look at the history of participatory art, Artificial Hells (reviewed last year in The Observer). She’s been in the news lately for the battle of letters published in this month’s Artforum about her September 2012 article about contemporary art and the internet. Mr. Foster is earning his Mather for his recent books The First Pop Age and The Art-Architectural Complex.
Thanks to Artforum for tipping us off to the announcement.