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The Turner prize

Every year since 1984, four different artists (who are either British-born or working mainly in Britain) are awarded prizes at the Tate art gallery (‘Tate Britain’). This is known as the Turner prize, named after the artist J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Winning entries are often controversial.

The image above is one of four parts of Damien Hirst’s 1995 winning entry, entitled ‘Mother and Child (Divided)‘. It featured a cow and a calf, divided in two ways ~ the cow and calf were separated¬† in different cases and each of their bodies was cut in half lengthways.