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Deadpan McQueen takes the Turner

Review relating to an exhibition, 1999
Published by: The Guardian
Year published: 1999
Number of pages: 1

image of Deadpan McQueen takes the Turner

Original clipping from broadsheet newspaper/monochrome type with colour image on newsprint/article announcing the winner of the 1999 Turner Prize

Title: Deadpan McQueen takes the Turner
Author: Fiachra Gibbons, Arts Correspondent
Source: The Guardian, 1 December, 1999, front page news item (p. 1)
Article contains colour reproduction of a still image of the film, Deadpan, installed in the Tate gallery with the following caption: “Steve McQueen’s silent film Deadpan on show at the Tate gallery - photograph: Paul Hackett.”

Brief article about Steve McQueen winning the Turner Prize even though Tracey Emin was the odds on favourite to win. From the article: “Tracey Emin has not won the Turner Prize. My Bed, the single divan adorned with her menstrual knickers and several rather unsavoury stains, may have drawn record crowds and and the world’s media to the Tate gallery but it did not impress the judges enough. They plumped for Steve McQueen - deeply serious, sometimes obtuse, and the second black artist in a row to win art’s most prestigious prize, following Chris Ofili.”



Related people

»  Tracey Emin

Born, 1963 in Croydon, UK

»  Sir Steve McQueen OBE, CBE

Born, 1969 in London, UK

»  Steven Pippin

Born, 1960 in Redhill, Surrey UK

»  Jane & Louise Wilson

Born, 1967 in Newcastle, UK

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»  Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom