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PULSE New York named Hassan Hajjaj their 2014 PULSE Prize winner on Friday. Hajjaj was chosen for the award, including a $2,500 prize, by an invitational jury including Kathy Battista, Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art NY; Paddy Johnson, founder and Editorial Director of Art F City; Julia Kaganskiy, director of NEW INC., New Museum; and Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels. Part fashion photography, part hip hop, part pop art, the self-taught Moroccan-born artist’s work combines a vibrant mix of textures and colors to create stunning portraits as idiosyncratic as the people he photographs.

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