Elizabeth Price Wins 2012 Turner Prize

On the face of it they are wildly different: ecclesiastical architecture, a 1960s girl band performance and a terrible furniture store blaze that helped change UK fire laws. But Elizabeth Price’s powerful fusion of the three elements to make a 20-minute film seemed to grip audiences and led to her being named winner of the 2012 Turner prize. The Bradford-born artist was given the $40,000 award by Jude Law yesterday at a champagne reception in London. Pictured is “The Woolworth’s Choir” of 1979, part of Price’s work which was awarded the Turner.

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