And the Golden Lion Goes To...
By Artsy Editors
May 31, 2013 11:39 am
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Maria LassnigUntitled2011 © Maria Lassnig, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin.Capitain Petzel
Drei Grazien
Maria LassnigDrei Grazien2011 © Maria Lassnig, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin.Capitain Petzel
Der Jüngling
Maria LassnigDer Jüngling2011 © Maria Lassnig, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin.Capitain Petzel

In her 93rd year—33 years since she first hung her works in the her native Austrian Pavilion at the 39th Venice Biennale—Maria Lassnig is honored with the prestigious Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 55th iteration. “I’ve been through a lot of ‘isms’,” the artist has said of her prolific career, which has spanned Surrealism, Feminism, and Expressionsim, among other many others. Lassnig maintains, however: “You can’t put me in any drawer.”

 © Maria Lassnig, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin