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Poetry in motions wins Turner Prize

Article relating to an exhibition, 1998
Published by: The Daily Telegraph
Year published: 1998

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Title: Poetry in motions win Turner Prize
Author: Nigel Reynolds (Arts Correspondent)
Source: The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 2 December, 1998 pp.12
Article contains a photographic reproduction of a painting by Chris Ofili installed in the gallery at Tate with the following caption: ‘Propped up on balls of elephant dung, “The Adoration of Captain Shit and the Legend of the Black Stars was one of Mr Ofili’s entries to the Turner Prize exhibition.” There is also a small colour profile photograph of the artist with the following caption: “£20,000 award: Chris Ofili.”

Short article about the winner of the Turner Prize, Chris Ofili (announced the previous evening) containing some strange information, according to the writer the artist had “earned the nickname Dunga Din.” Also from the article: “The author and art historian Marina Warner, one of the judges, said Ofili’s was pornographic, profane and “on the edge of the permissible”.”
The article also discloses that Ofili was the bookies “hot favourite to win with odds of 5-4”, and that he was only the second painter to win the prize his win would be hailed by some as a ’triumph for gimmickry and shock tactics.”



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