Mark Wallinger

born 1959

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Mark Wallinger, ‘Angel’ 1997
Mark Wallinger
Angel 1997
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Mark Wallinger (born 1959) is a British artist, best known for his sculpture for the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, Ecce Homo (1999), and State Britain (2007), a recreation at Tate Britain of Brian Haw's protest display outside parliament. He won the Turner Prize in 2007. He is a studio holder at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation in Archway, North London. In October 2010, he and 100 other leading artists signed an open letter to the Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt protesting against cutbacks in the arts - he created a new work, "Reckless", for the protest.

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Why artists make good curators

How do artists approach the challenge of curation? As well as showing some of his recent large, highly coloured sculptures ...

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Fiona Banner will create the Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010

18 Jan 2010
Fiona Banner has been invited to create the next installation for the Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010, supported by Sotheby ...
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Can you believe it?

Trompe l’œil celebrated as the art of illusion in antiquity.

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Captive audience: Mark Wallinger

When, in 2003, magician David Blaine starved himself in a Plexiglas box suspended above the Thames, hecklers pelted him with ...

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A celestial journey: Clouds

Richard Hamblyn looks at the use of sky to load meaning in painting since the Renaissance, including the work of ...

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