Quiet Lunch: Francis J. Greenburger + Art Omi
"Francis J. Greenberger is a prominent international real estate investor, entrepreneur, literary agent and art enthusiast who initiated the award after a conversation with his friends André Emmerich and Clement Greenberg in 1986. During the conversation André said, “The best and brightest artists of each generation are known, but not to everyone. Ask the inner circle and they can tell you.” Greenburger thought to invite an artist, a writer, a curator, a museum professional, a gallerist and a collector to each select a recipient. A monetary award and a trophy accompany this significant recognition, which one artist said was especially wonderful because he did not apply for it; it was an unexpected honor."