May 31, 2017
Cooper Holoweski (BFA 2004) has won the Prix de Print in the May/June edition of the journal Art in Print for his print series “Recent Antiquities.” The Prix de Print is a bimonthly competition in which a single work is selected by an outside juror to be the subject of a brief essay.
This iteration of the Art in Print Prix de Print was judged by Paul Coldwell, Professor in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London.
In the series Recent Antiquities (2016), Cooper Holoweski follows the tradition of artists who have taken earlier artworks as starting points for new ones. One immediately thinks of Roy Lichtenstein’s Cathedral lithographs made in 1969, based on Monet’s paintings of the façade of Rouen Cathedral from the 1890s, or David Hockney’s free interpretation of A Rake’s Progress, in which Hogarth’s engravings were transposed from 18th-century London to America in the 1960s.