Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Skeleton of whale and atomised jet engine on Turner Prize short list

A wall painted in liquid gold and the gigantic skeleton of a sperm whale are among the exhibits shown by the two Scottish artists vying for the most prestigious award in contemporary art, the Turner Prize.

Lucy Skaer, Environmental Art graduate, is showing a work called Leviathan Edge, which is the partial skeleton of a male sperm whale, including its skull, visible through narrow slits in a wall.

Richard Wright, who specialises in wall paintings, has adorned a room at Tate Britain in London with a symmetrical pattern in gold leaf.

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