Mark Wallinger has been named the winner of the Turner Prize for his replica of Brian Haw’s 2001 anti-war protest in Parliament Square, State Britain. Dennis Hopper presented him the £25,000 award at a ceremony at the Tate Liverpool gallery last night. Mr. Wallinger first made the shortlist in 1995, but lost out to Damien Hirst.
Every detail was copied from his tarpaulin shelter and tea-making area to the messages of support and hand-painted placards.
It is said he employed 15 people for six months to make State Britain.
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