Spike Lee wins Wexner Prize

Feb. 14, 2008 at 10:52 AM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Spike Lee, whose movies include "Inside Man," "Malcolm X" and "Jungle Fever," has won the Wexner Center Foundation's innovative artist award.

The Wexner Prize consists of a $50,000 cash award and a silver sculpture shaped like a hammer.

Lee, 50, is the 13th artist to receive the award, Variety.com said Thursday.

Limited Brands founder and president Les Wexner lauded Lee as "a bold creative spirit who is unafraid to provoke and challenge us," the entertainment industry trade paper said.

Lee's other films include "The 25th Hour," "Do the Right Thing" and "She's Gotta Have It."

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