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The 2011 Sobey Award winners are...

...Daniel Young and Christian Giroux!

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Half of the Sobey Award-winning duo Christian Giroux with curator Sarah Fillmore - ADRIAN LEE
  • Adrian Lee
  • Half of the Sobey Award-winning duo Christian Giroux with curator Sarah Fillmore
Last night, the Sobey Award prize of $50,000 was presented to Ontario's Daniel Young and Christian Giroux by last year's Sobey winner Daniel Barrow and author, New Yorker contributor and art critic Adam Gopnik, in town for tonight's Massey Lecture.

Young and Giroux got a little frisky on stage at the awards presentation after beating out Charles Stankievech ((West Coast and Yukon); Sarah Anne Johnson (Prairies and the North); Manon De Pauw (Québec) and Zeke Moores (Atlantic). The runner-up prize is $5,000 in prize money from the Sobey Art Foundation.

The award ceremony was followed by a party where artists and art fans mingled, ate blueberry fortune cookies and took in the exhibit. It was a hell of a time.

Rob Sobey wore blue and made everyone wish they had a shirt in that colour. Everything and everyone looked amazing.

The 2011 Sobey Art Award shortlist exhibition is on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia until January 8, 2012.

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