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Turner Prize proves the ordure of day

Article relating to an exhibition, 1998
Published by: The Times
Year published: 1998
Number of pages: 1

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Original front page from The Times (then a broadsheet newspaper), a short article in relation to Chris Ofili, the winner of the Turner Prize that year.

Title: Turner Prize proves the ordure of the day
Author: Dayla Alberge, Arts Correspondent
Source: The Times,Wednesday 2 December,1998 - front page, p.1
Article is accompanied by a single panel cartoon by the cartoonist, Pugh, of a couple standing in front of a Chrs Ofili painting replete with dung - with the following caption: “It’s amazing how the smell seems to follow you around the room”.

Times art correspondent seems unsure about Chris Ofili winning the Turner Prize the previous evening. Others have been less impressed. Brian Sewell, in the Evening Standard, exclaimed: “I am sick of shit masquerading as art.” David Lee, editor of Art Review, dismissed the use of dung as a gimmick.

Related people

»  Tacita Dean

Born, 1965 in Canterbury, UK

»  Cathy de Monchaux

Born, 1960 in London, UK

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

»  Sam Taylor-Wood

Born, 1967 in London, England

Related exhibitions

»  Turner Prize 1998

Group show at Tate Britain. 1998 - 1999

Related venues

»  Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom