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Turner Prize Winners: Tate, Turner Prize, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger, Damien Hirst, List of Turner Prize Winners and Nominees Books LLC

Turner Prize Winners: Tate, Turner Prize, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger, Damien Hirst, List of Turner Prize Winners and Nominees

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Published September 4th 2011
ISBN : 9781155758091
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48 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Tate, Turner Prize, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger, Damien Hirst, List of Turner Prize winners andMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Tate, Turner Prize, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger, Damien Hirst, List of Turner Prize winners and nominees, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, Keith Tyson, Gilbert and George, Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Gillian Wearing, Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili, Tomma Abts, Susan Philipsz, Howard Hodgkin, Martin Creed, Douglas Gordon, Jeremy Deller, Tony Cragg, Richard Wright, Malcolm Morley, Richard Deacon, Grenville Davey, Simon Starling. Excerpt: Damien Steven Hirst (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. He is internationally renowned, and is reportedly Britains richest living artist, with his wealth valued at 215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. During the 1990s his career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, but increasing frictions came to a head in 2003 and the relationship ended. Death is a central theme in Hirsts works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved-sometimes having been dissected-in formaldehyde. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot (4.3 m) tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a vitrine (clear display case) became the iconic work of British art in the 1990s, and the symbol of Britart worldwide. He has also made spin paintings, created on a spinning circular surface, and spot paintings, which are rows of randomly coloured circles created by his assistants. In September 2008, he took an unprecedented move for a living artist by selling a complete show, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, at Sothebys by auction and by-passing his long-standing galleries. The auction exceeded all predictions...