Turner prize won

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Mark Wallinger and part of his anti-Iraq War winner of the Turner prize installation.

Guardian Unlimited reports that:

State Britain, on show between January and September 2007 at Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries in London, was by far the most overtly political work in contention for the prize. In it, Wallinger remade Haw’s famous peace camp, precise in every detail: from the tea-making area to the numerous banners, flags, photographs and posters amassed by Haw and his supporters. It took 14 people six months to source the materials and carefully weather and age them to a state of complete authenticity in Wallinger’s studio in London. It cost him around £90,000 to make, and the commission paid £3,000, so in a curious irony the £25,000 Turner prize money will help him recoup at least a fraction of the cost of making the work, which is currently in storage.

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2 comments on “Turner prize won
  1. CazZa says:

    So why so much mention of the bear? Surely it’s about the war. and the silence of dissent.

  2. Darlene says:

    I suspect the bear is an easy thing that the newspapers can use in that “silly git artist/bear wins prize”.

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