The winner of an art prize which rewards competitors for taking ‘the least amount of effort possible’ has been awarded to the Bristol based artist Bonksy, for his piece entitled ‘Dismal And’.
The prize is called the Turnip Prize — a spoof of the Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize — and the winner was announced yesterday. The whole idea is to reward purposefully shoddy modern art.
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Accepting his prize, Mr Bonsky said:
If you set your sights on the gutter and refuse to work hard your dreams really can come true.
Organiser Trevor Prideaux said:
I am delighted with the lack of effort taken to create this work.
This year’s event attracted a total of 69 entries, which is exactly the same as last year.
It’s fantastic that Bonksy has won, he clearly has what it takes to be recognised in modern art circles and will be remembered in art history for no time at all!.
While The Turner Prize winner will get £25,000, the Turnip Prize victor is given something more conceptual — a turnip nailed to a block of wood.
The shortlist of entries this year was whittled down from 69 entries to just six terrible pieces.
(Click through the shortlisted artworks using the left and right arrows)
Imogen Crees, ‘A Roll in the Hay’, 2015 (hay, bread roll)