Wallinger Wins Turner Prize, Avenges Hirst

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.

BBC News reports:

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.