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Big Wins for Bottega Veneta and Cannupa Hanska Luger at MAD Ball

The artist Cannupa Hanska Luger wasn’t dressed like other attendees of the 2018 Museum of Arts and Design Ball at Cipriani’s 42nd Street on Tuesday night. While guests wore floor-length gowns and bow ties, Luger came in traditional Native American finery: beaded necklaces, a headband and round, beaded earrings.
“If I was invited to one of these places, I like to represent myself rather than submit to the will of this environment,” said Luger, who is of Lakota and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Native heritage. “This is black tie. This is about as black tie as I could get.”
But what Luger wore didn’t matter as much as his being named the winner of the Burke Prize — an honor that also awarded him $50,000. Luger, along with the 15 other Burke finalists, all have work on view at MAD as part of “The Burke Prize: The Future of Craft Part 2” exhibition.
“It is a level of appreciation to the effort that I’ve made thus far in my practice, without this sort of support,” Luger said prior to the announcement of his win. “It’s really nice to feel supported by a society at large [for which] you’re attempting to help perpetuate issues

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