London Artist Makes An Arse Of Turner Prize

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London Artist Makes An Arse Of Turner Prize
Anthea Hamilton, Project for door (After Gaetano Pesce), installation view, SculptureCenter, 2015. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time.

One of the artworks nominated for this year's Turner Prize is a gigantic arse, created by London artist Anthea Hamilton.

Project for door (After Gaetano Pesce) is the name of the gargantuan posterior, which appears to smash out of a brick wall.

The artwork is inspired by Italian designer Gaetano Pesce, who wanted to incorporate a giant bottom as the entrance into a Manhattan skyscraper. His wish, alas, never came true.

Other nominees for the £25,000 prize include Michael Dean, whose Sic Glyphs show you can still catch at South London Gallery.

However, our favourite Turner Prize nominee this year has to be Josephine Pryde, who has made a miniature railway you can actually ride. Now THAT'S art.

Shortlisted work goes on show at Tate Britain from September 27-January 8. The winner is announced in December.

Last Updated 17 May 2016