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French artist Laure Prouvost wins Britain's Turner Prize with video installation
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, December 2, 2013 3:26 PM EST
French artist Laure Prouvost has won this year's Turner Prize, the prestigious British award for contemporary art.
The 25,000-pound award, given annually to a British or Britain-based artist under 50, often sparks lively debate about the value of modern art. Previous winners of the prize, named for 19th-century landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, include media favorites such as transvestite potter Grayson Perry, shark pickler Damien Hirst and dung-daubing painter Chris Ofili.
The prize was awarded Monday in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the first time it has been presented outside England.