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    • Publication date:06 Oct 2016

The Turnip Prize: A Retrospective

We know it's crap... but is it art?

By Trevor Prideaux and Royston Weeksz OBE, FRSA

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This hilarious collection of the very best entries from the annual Turnip Prize aims to answer the eternal question: "We know it's crap, but is it art?"

The Turnip Prize is a spoof UK art award satirising the less well known Turner Prize. Originally inspired by Tracey Emin's 1999 Turner Prize-shortlisted 'My Bed', the Turnip Prize aims to celebrate the best of the worst of contemporary art. Every year, locals send in their least inventive creations to the judges in the village of Wedmore in Somerset, who then have the dubious honour of choosing the winner. From "Poo Tin' (a tin filled with poo, topped by am image of Vladimir Putin), to "Ewe Kip" (a toy sheep having a nap), the Turnip Prize pays particular attention to the quality of the art's punning title, and to evidence of a 'considerable lack of effort'. The winner is awarded a turnip impaled on a rusty six-inch nail.

Including 40 images of entries from throughout the prize's not-so-illustrious history, The Turnip Prize: A Retrospective features pontificating critical analysis of each piece by Royston Weekz, FRSA, along with insightful comments from the competition judges (such as, 'Complete b*ll*cks'). The ultimate gift for art-lovers and art-establishment sceptics alike.

Biographical Notes

Trevor Prideaux (Author)
Trevor was born in Lynton, North Devon where he was the youngest son of nine siblings. He was thrown out of Sunday School at the age of 9 for refusing to sing All Things Bright and Beautiful when it was pissing down outside. Trevor moved to Wedmore, Somerset in 1995. He is the founder the Turnip Prize and various other events in the village. Trevor lives with his partner Amanda and has a son Radford.

Royston Weeks OBE, FRSA (Author)
Royston Weeks was born in Dagenham and ran away as quickly as possible. He attended the Slade School of Art and in 1966 became Director of the Pretentious Gallery, Soho. He has been a noted TV art critic since the early 1980s, presenting acclaimed series including Splat! How To Comprehend Incomprehensible Art (1986) and All Balls - A Critic's Guide to Contemporary Art Criticism (1993).

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