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Danh Vo Winner of Hugo Boss Prize Is The Daily Pic By Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: Lady Liberty helps this artist win the Guggenheim's $100K.

(Photo by Nils Klinger, courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel)

This is a detail from a piece called “WE THE PEOPLE” by Danh Vo, a Vietnamese Berliner who is slowly assembling a piece-by-piece, full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty, in the same copper as the original. This work seems to be stalking me: I saw it in New York in February in the New Museum’s triennial, and then again this October at the Shanghai Biennial. I Daily Pic’d it at the New Museum, but I guess it deserves another go, since Vo was just now announced as the winner of the Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize, worth $100,000. I can’t wait for next spring, and the solo show that goes with the award. I want to see what else Vo has been up to.

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