Saturday, 15 September 2012

John Moores Prize

Believe it or not, Sarah Pickstone has won the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize with this daub entitled Stevie Smith and the Willow, based on an illustration by Stevie Smith to go with her 1957 poem Not Waving But Drowning (CLICK). The judges were a gaggle of Turner Prize nominees plus Alan Yentob and Whitechapel Gallery director Iwona Blazwick. I wouldn't trust any of them to select a worthwhile painting.


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