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Turner Prize to be ‘artist-free’

a worthy winner next year: the most important work since 'Dunk' from 1983From next year, works which come with an artist’s name attached will be disqualified from the prestigious contemporary art prize’s selection process. Instead, judges will concentrate on works that have not been made by artists.

‘The very idea of artists has now been totally discredited by new and exciting works like ‘James Milner’s Shin Pads’,’ explained chief Judge Mike Smythe. ‘These exist free of the bourgeois taint of personality cult. No formal ‘artist’ has been involved, strictly speaking.’

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Posted: Dec 2nd, 2014
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Tracey Emin to mass produce ‘My Bed’

Controversial artist Tracey Emin has announced plans to mass-produce one of her most famous artworks. Described as seminal because of the extensive use of novel materials like used condoms, ‘My Bed’ was created in 1998 and the original has just been sold for £2.3 million at auction.

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Posted: Jul 2nd, 2014
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Banksy didn’t draw ‘Naked Lady with Big Bosoms’


A piece of street art thought to have been created by the famous Banksy, was not in fact the work of the cult street artist according to experts from Sotheby’s.

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Posted: Mar 23rd, 2014
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East End appeal to get Van Dyke self portrait out of the UK

Lovers of all that is holy in the East End of London are being asked to raise £12.5m to ensure the last self-portrait of Dick Van Dyke does not stay in the UK.

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Posted: Nov 26th, 2013
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Damian Hirst’s arsehole splits art world

The art world is reassessing Damien Hirst’s arsehole, after it was displayed on a plinth in Ilfracombe. Studded with diamonds and dappled with light, the ring piece dates from his ‘They’ll Buy Anything’ period.

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Posted: Oct 19th, 2012
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