Mark Wallinger

born 1959

Mark Wallinger, ‘id Painting 29’ 2015
id Painting 29 2015
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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 for his work State Britain. He is a studio holder at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation in Archway, North London.

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Artist as subject

Film and audio


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

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