Today the Tate announces the winner of the Turner Prize, so let’s take a look at a video interview of finalist George Shaw, one of the few painters nominated for the award in it’s 25+ year history. Shaw talks about his landscape paintings, which depict the Coventry council estate where he grew up. The other nominees for the award are Karla Black, Martin Boyce, and Hilary Lloyd, but Boyce, who makes sculptural installations that reference urban environments and Modernism, is the bookmakers’ favorite. The winner will receive 25,000 pounds and a huge career boost. Click here to see a slideshow of Shaw’s paintings.
UPDATE: As predicted, MARTIN BOYCE won the 2011 Turner Prize.
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