The Champion & Partners Acquisition Prize In honour of Richard Hamilton
The 2012 prize was awarded to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is the first of three to be awarded annually through 2014. Each year's prize will be awarded to one institution and provide up to $10,000 for the acquisition of one or more prints from any period at the Fair.
In naming the prize, Champion & Partners has chosen to honor the artist, Richard Hamilton, as a tribute to the artist’s profound influence on their own appreciation of prints, and to acknowledge his impact on generations of printmakers. It was conceived to enable museums to acquire significant prints for their collections and inspire individual collectors by illustrating the profusion of affordable museum quality works on offer at the annual IFPDA Print Fair.