i’m back in st louis for Christmas, but i was able to spend a day in london before i left. did some shopping (which included the great toy store, hamley’s) and had time to see the turner prize exhibit at the tate gallery. a tate membership, to both the tate britain and the tate modern, was my early Christmas gift from my girl. probably one of the best gifts i’ve ever gotten. the turner prize is usually controversial (tracy emin had an undone bed on display in the past) and this year’s was no exception. one of the four nominees, fiona banner, had a large, wall-size work where she simply wrote out the text from a porn movie (arsewoman in wonderland) script. very explicit. i think keith tyson was the deserved, easy winner here. judge for yourself at the tate link above.

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