Works by Cindy Sherman, JR and More, Donated as Tribeca Film Fest Prizes, To Go on Public View

As happened last year, works donated by world-renowned artists — including Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and French street artist JR — to serve as prizes at Robert De Niro‘s Tribeca Film Festival will go on view at the nearby New York Academy of Art before being handed to winning filmmakers. And though this year’s lineup doesn’t include a work by the festival co-founder’s father — painter Robert De Niro Sr. — it’s certain to make for a strong exhibition.

The free show at the NY Academy of Art, “Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Exhibition,” will run from April 5-25, at which time the works will be de-installed in preparation for the awards ceremony, which concludes the film festival’s April 18-29 run.

Works in the exhibition will range from paintings, prints, and etchings to photographs and sculptures. The exhibition will include pieces by Sherman, Walker, JR, Peter Dayton, Walton Ford, Stephen Hannock, Kim Keever, Clifford Ross, Nathan Sawaya, Hugo Tillman, and Stanley Whitney. IN THE AIR predicts it will be a blockbuster.

— Benjamin Sutton