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04 Dec 2012

Turner Prize winner announced

“One lucky artist will tonight be awarded the £25,000 Turner Prize and be catapulted into art world fame. So who are the four nominees? Let Channel 4 News be your guide …. The four nominated artists – Spartacus Chetwynd, Luke Fowler, Elizabeth Price and Paul Noble – explore themes of consumerism, social and cultural spaces and performance through technical drawings, film installations, and mixed media of imagery, texts and music.

Bookmaker William Hill has selected Paul Noble (and his piles of poo) as favourite to win, but we will know for sure tonight, when the winner is announced on Channel 4 News at 7.50pm. The lucky artist will take home £25,000 and the other shortlisted artists will receive £5,000 each.” (from the Channel 4 website)

From the BBC website

“Video artist Elizabeth Price has won the Turner Prize, one of the art world’s most prestigious and controversial awards. Yorkshire-born Price uses archival images, text and music to create works exploring the human relationship to objects and consumer culture. She secured the £25,000 prize for her video installation, The Woolworths Choir of 1979, 2012. The actor Jude Law presented Price with the award at Tate Britain in London.” (BBC News 4 December 2012, with video clip, here)