For more than 25 years, HUGO BOSS in cooperation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation honored contemporary artists whose work has constituted a significant contribution to the evolution of the contemporary visual arts. The prize was awarded for the first time in 1996. Within two decades that have passed since, the HUGO BOSS PRIZE has become one of the most recognized accolades in contemporary art.
The prize, which carried a stipend of 100,000 US dollars, was awarded every other year. The winners also had the opportunity to showcase their works in a solo exhibit at the renowned Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Remarkable diversity distinguished the winners of the past years. There were no restrictions regarding nationality, age, sex or the chosen art form. Thus the HUGO BOSS PRIZE succeeded in acquainting the public with a wide range of artistic disciplines.