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Artists vie for Turner Prize

May 14, 2008|From the Associated Press

Four artists have been nominated for this year's Turner Prize, awarded annually to a British artist under the age of 50.

Competing for the $50,000 prize are Mark Leckey, who uses images from "The Simpsons" TV show, the movie "Titanic" and the cartoon character Felix the Cat in his film-based installations; Cathy Wilkes, nominated for a work featuring a mannequin on a toilet with a bowl of dried porridge at its feet; film and video artist Runa Islam; and installation artist Goshka Macuga.

The winner will be announced Dec. 1.

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