Art: Biggest Winner

In Paris' National Museum of Modern Art last week the competition for the newest and biggest prize in art reached the finals. Nineteen national and international juries had selected 95 works from 19 countries to vie for the $10,000 grand prize, established this year by Manhattan's multimillion-dollar Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, whose new $3,000,000, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum is now going up on Manhattan's upper Fifth Avenue.

To narrow the overwhelmingly abstract field, the three-man jury, composed of the directors of the national museums of France and Belgium and Yugoslav Painter Marko Celebonovic, studied and argued for a heated five hours. Then...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!