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Artist who paints 'X' with his blood wins $15,000 award: Governor-General's prize winner banned by National Gallery

by Paul Gessell

The National Post, Mar. 4, 2004, pp. A1/FRONT

The much discussed Istvan Kantor, wins the Governor-General's Award for Visual and Media Arts. This article gives an overview of the artist's controversial past, his conflicts with institutionalism, and descriptions of particularly bold works. Six other recipients of the award are also noted.

ITEM 2004.004 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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