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Turner Prize
(prize, since 1984-present)


The Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under fifty, or an artist working in Britain, for an outstanding presentation of their work in the last year. The £30,000 prize, established by Tate’s Patrons of New Art in 1984, is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art. It is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.
The winners are: Malcolm Morley 1984, Howard Hodgkin 1985, Gilbert & George 1986, Richard Deacon 1987, Tony Cragg 1988, Richard Long 1989, 1990 no award, Anish Kapoor 1991, Grenville Davey 1992, Rachel Whiteread 1993, Athony Gormley 1994, Damien Hirst 1995, Douglas Gordon 1996, Gillian Wearing 1997, Chris Ofili 1998, Steve McQueen 1999, Wolfgang Tillmans 2000, Martin Creed 2001, Keith Tyson 2002, Grayson Perry 2003, Jeremy Deller 2004, Simon Starling 2005, Tomma Abts 2006, Mark Wallinger 2007, Mark Lecky 2008, Richard Wright 2009. Susan Philipsz 2010. Martin Boyce 2011. Elizabeth Price 2012.



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The TURNER PRIZE is a contemporary art award that always provokes debate and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.
The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that always provokes debate and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe…
The Turner Prize has played a vital role over the last 20 years in bringing British contemporary art to the attention of a wider audience. This book offers an opportunity to survey all the artists who have been shortlisted for the prize, from Howard Hodgkin and Richard Long to Damien Hirst and Chris Ofili. Their works are illustrated alongside a brief summary of their careers. A history of the prize, along with an essay assessing its impact, make this book an invaluable resource on contemporary art. <i>amazon.com</i>




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