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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.

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