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The Turnip Prize

  1. EmpressFelicity profile image76
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    This really made me laugh - it's a brilliant send-up of pretentious "art".


    "Entries have been invited for this year's Turnip Prize for bad art.

    The award, an alternative to the Turner Prize, is presented by the residents of a Somerset village.

    In what the organisers have described as "an insignificant development" pieces entitled Wallace and Vomit and Knickerless cage have been submitted.

    Judging is due to take place on Monday. A ceremony will then be held to present the prize on 7 December at The New Inn pub in Wedmore.

    According to the rules, there are no barriers to entry into the competition, they simply state: "You can enter anything you like, but it must be rubbish."

    Organiser Trevor Prideaux said the sculpture entitled Wallace and Vomit by Sick Puke had a good chance of claiming the prize.

    "This is not art it's just regurgitation, which gives it a good chance of winning," said Mr Prideaux.

    The entry entitled Knickerless cage by Sue She shows a collection of naked Barbie dolls encaged in wire mesh.

    Previous winners of the gong include a raw chicken stuffed with leaves entitled Take a Leaf out of my Chook and sheep's wool stuck on top of a jar entitled Fleeced."

  2. jayjay40 profile image79
    jayjay40posted 8 years ago

    Very funny,it's a bit mad in this part of the world

  3. shazwellyn profile image46
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    I live about 9 miles from Wedmore!  There are lots of funny things go on around here.  It must be the scrumpy!  It rots the brain!

  4. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Too funny! But some art critic somewhere will probably proclaim these great art.

  5. shazwellyn profile image46
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Banksy anomynously entered two pieces.  HE DIDNT WIN! lol