The Guardian has asked the winners of the Turner prize what it’s like to win one of the most famous art competitions in the world. From Malcolm Morley in 1984 through to Tomma Abts in 2006, the artists have shared a little of their experiences with winning.
Damien Hirst won the Turner prize in 1995 and called it “a media circus to raise money for the Tate and Channel 4.” The sculptor Tony Cragg won in 1988 and says that “one could argue the interest in contemporary art in the UK has increased over the years partly because of it.” Chris Ofili was the first black artist to win the Turner prize and says “I know I didn’t win the Turner prize only for me. I just hope that when black people look at me they don’t see someone superhuman. They see themselves.”
It’s an interesting read..
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