Prize demos: NPG/Tate (2000)
• 2002 •
Other demos: List of Stuckist demos • Trafalgar Square (2001) • White Cube (2002) • Saatchi Gallery (2005)
Also on this site: Tate • Serota petition • Stuckist donation • Trustee scandal
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was a Stuckist demo outside Tate Britain on the opening of the Turner
The Guardian (9.11.02): "...or square up alongside Billy Childish - rock singer, former boyfriend of Tracey Emin, and Stuckist artist in his own right - who suggested at the BBC Collective website that it be renamed 'the Thatcher prize, in recognition of an art establishment that celebrates her despotic brand of nihilism.' "
The Guardian (9.12.02): "In the past week the winners of the Alternative Turner Prize, the Real Turner Prize, the Barbie Prize for children and the Clown of the Year Award - all either skits on the Turner or serious alternatives - have been named."
The art of Turner Protests (BBC) (31.10.02): mentions 2002 Stuckist demo
24 hour museum (6.12.02) feature on Stuckists Real Turner Prize.
News 24 (South Africa) from Reuters: "The Turner Prize is a national joke. It is the Emperor's new clothes," complained Charles Thomson of the "pro-painting, anti-conceptual art" Stuckist movement.
Stuckist SP Howarth in Canada National Post (broken link)
Stuckists + Turner Prize history (Glasgow University) (broken link: article available on Internet Archive)
For the second year running Sir Nicholas Serota won the 'Art Clown of the Year Award' (for outstanding idiocy in the visual arts). The judges were extremely impressed by Sir Nicholas's ability to create a Turner Prize show which was even worse than last year's (and that in turn worse than the year before). The prize is a custard pie with the winner is invited to buy and push into their own face.
Other nominees : Jay Jopling, Charles Saatchi (winner 2000), Norman Rosenthal.
Daily Telegraph (9.12.02):