The four trans-media artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2009 are Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright. “Critics of the Turner prize are used to harrumphing crossly about the absence of painting or drawing from the award’s shortlist, and condemning a perceived preponderance of video or film work. This … read more… “Turner Prize shortlist: All trans-media artmakers, no video”
The Tate today announced the four relatively unknown artists who have been shortlisted for the 2008 Turner Prize. As usual, no painters were selected, although the list is uncharacteristically dominated by women.The jurors: David Adjaye, Director, Adjaye Associates; Daniel Birnbaum, Director, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste; Suzanne Cotter, Senior Curator, Modern Art Oxford; Jennifer Higgie, … read more… “2008 Turner Prize shortlist: No painters this year”
According to This is Nottingham, Sir Paul McCartney has become obsessed with Jan Vermeer’s painting “The Guitar Player.” English Heritage, who owns the painting, told Paul that the painting isn’t for sale at any price, but if it were, art expert Bart Cornelis said it could be worth more than £50 millon. Apparently Paul, a … read more… “Paul McCartney and Mark Wallinger news”
After awarding Turner Prize to abstract painter Tomma Abts last year, not a single painter makes the 2007 shortlist .