Princess Grace Foundation-USA appreciates Alex Soldier who generously supports our mission by designing the
Princess Grace Award and Prince Rainier III Award.
During Her lifetime, Princess Grace of Monaco sought to recognize and celebrate artistic innovation. Likewise, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA honors art at the vanguard of excellence.
In that spirit of innovation, in 2009, Princess Grace Foundation-USA commissioned Alex Soldier to create Princess Grace Awards, which are bestowed onto the Awards recipients at the annual Awards Gala. A singular, dramatic statue is presented to the Prince Rainier III Award recipient each year: a celebrity in the arts who has made it his/her personal mission to give back.
Soldier designed a stunning work of art incorporating symbols representing all three disciplines that were close to Princess Grace’s heart and lauded by the Foundation: theater, dance, and film. It is composed of connected symbols denoting these three art forms.
The statue features precious metals, primarily platinum-plated silver with black obsidian and Swarovski crystal accents. The metalwork displays a special texturing technique that is signature to Soldier’s style. From this, he created smaller, wearable versions, which are presented to each Princess Grace Awards winner to wear as a pin, a special reminder of their Award for the world to see.
Soldier’s designs for Princess Grace Foundation – USA were realized in his gallery in New York City, where he worked by hand under a microscope to complete the intricate detailing. Solider notes that, “it would be impossible to achieve the level of layered detail and character unless I did the work myself.”
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