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Adrián Villar Rojas Wins the Prix Canson for Works on Paper

A drawing by Adrián Villar Rojas, currently on view at the Palais de Tokyo.

A work by Adrián Villar Rojas, currently on view at the Palais de Tokyo.

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Last night, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Fonds Canson pour l’Art et le Papier announced that Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas has won its 2015 Prix Canson for his work on paper. This year’s other finalists were Mithu Sen, Trisha Donnelly, David Musgrave, and Rokni Haerizadeh.

The Prix Canson has been awarded yearly since 2010 to a young artist who works on paper. The finalists in each edition are shown together at an institution (the Palais de Tokyo this year, through July 1). The winner receives €10,000 (about $11,200) and a museum show.

Though better known for his cement-and-clay sculptures, which are sometimes destroyed after being exhibited, Villar Rojas won for his drawings of crumbling objects. He currently has work on view at the High Line, the Guggenheim in New York, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

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