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18/12/01
Artist Chucks Eggs at Turner Winner
- 'It's not art,' says protester after Tate Britain attack

CONTROVERSY continues to dog the Turner Prize, handed this week to Martin Creed for a work in which lights in a room go on and off.

At the Turner Prize ceremony on Monday, partisans of the Stuckist movement, a group which favours representational art, mocked Creed's effort by turning torches off and on and yesterday, fellow artist Jacqueline Crofton chucked eggs at Creed's work, housed at Tate Britain in Pimlico.

"His work can be considered as art," Crofton said. "At worst, The Lights Going On And Off is an electrical work. At best, it is philosophy. Someone had to make a stand. We've got this cartel who control the top echelons of the art world in this country and leave no access for painters and sculptors with real creative talent."

Crofton has now been banned from Tate Britain, but it is believed no legal charges will be pressed against her.



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