The BADA (British Antique Dealers’ Association) is delighted to announce the Judging Panel for the BADA Arts Prize 2023. Joining renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor, and the Founder and President of the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Alain Dominique Perrin, are musician and collector Jools Holland, and celebrated Scottish sculptor, Philip Jackson.
Sir Anish Kapoor CBE is regarded as one of the most influential artists of today. Although exhibiting since the 1980s, Kapoor was selected to represent Britain at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990 and following this success, he won the 1991 Turner Prize. Kapoor was awarded a CBE in 2003 and a Knighthood in 2013 for Services to the Visual Arts. His works can be found in the permanent collections of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Tate (London), the Prada Foundation (Milan), and the Guggenheim Museums in Venice, Bilbao and Abu Dhabi.
Alain Dominique Perrin, Founder and President of the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art and President of the Jeu de Paume Museum has kindly agreed to sit on the panel for a third year. He is a passionate supporter of emerging and contemporary artists and is a renowned collector of their work. Perrin began his working life in the 1960s as an antiques dealer specialising in haute époque before moving into the world of luxury goods as Chairman of Cartier and later the Richemont Group. He is a Commander of the Legion D’Honneur, Commander of the National Order of Merit and also of Arts and Letters amongst many other awards for services to the Arts. We are proud that Perrin has been on the judging panel since the Art Prize’s inception and has continued to support our venture.
Jools Holland OBE, DL, is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, and broadcaster. An original member of Squeeze, in 1987 he formed The Jools Holland Big Band, which has gradually grown into his 18-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. He has released 24 studio albums to date and has collaborated with some of the biggest international stars. He is the host of the BBC TWO music TV show Later… with Jools Holland, which has celebrated its 31st year.
Philip Jackson CVO DL is a Scottish sculptor noted for his modern style and emphasis on form, and particularly for his major outdoor works which can be found in many UK cities, London, Geneva and Argentina. Jackson has worked with Henry Moore, Oscar Nemon and Kenneth Armitage. In 2009 Jackson was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO). Notable public commissions include the Falklands War Sculpture (Portsmouth), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Geneva), Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Great Park and Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square. As well as producing public commissions, Jackson also creates gallery works, many inspired by Venice and the Maschera Nobile.
Now in its third year, the BADA Art Prize is as an annual competition which seeks to promote “the antiques of tomorrow” by awarding a £1,000 grant to an emerging contemporary artist whose work exemplifies the enduring ingenuity and quality illustrated by our members’ objects. The winner will be announced at the BADA Week champagne reception in St James’s, London on 17th November 2023.