Installation artist Laure Prouvost wins the Turner Prize

Dec. 4, 2013 at 8:29 AM

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Artist Laure Prouvost has won Britain's Turner Prize for "Wantee," a piece combining installation, collage and film.

The award, including $41,000 in cash, was presented to the 35-year-old France-born artist at a ceremony Tuesday in Derry, Northern Ireland -- the U.K. City of Culture 2013.

"I'm not ready, I didn't expect it at all," Prouvost, who lives and works in England, said as she collected her award Monday.

"I thought, 'It can't be me.' I was sure it was not me. So, thank you everybody," she said. "The power of suggestion and imagination is something I love to play with."

The other finalists were artists David Shrigley, Tino Sehgal and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the BBC said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady may not be welcome at top country club
Gerard Butler stars in 'London Has Fallen' teaser trailer
Watch Emilia Clarke's spot-on Valley Girl impression
Joan Rivers' plush Manhattan condo sells for $28M
First trailer released for plus-size model documentary 'Straight/Curve'