Cutlog New York is the U.S. version of a French fair that features emerging artists. This year it held its first event in NYC's Lower East side May 10 to 13 (coinciding with Frieze). This year, the fair announced the first Cutlog NY Artist Prize would go to street artist Timofey Radya for an installation/sculpture entitled “Figure #1: Stability” shown above.
The work is a large-scale pyramid composed of police shields meant for containing riots. Awards were also handed to Creative Growth and TURF, and an honorary prize was given to Spinello Projects.
“The independent Jury for Cutlog NY was so impressed with the excellence of several non-profit organizations and galleries participating in the NY launch, that it decided to seek additional funding to extend the awards to these visionaries,” Cutlog NY co-director Guy Reziciner said in a statement, according to Artinfo.