Turnip Prize winner announced: Tribute to the late Queen wins spoof prize for ‘c**p art using least possible amount of effort’
- Richard Woolford created the winning entry called “Cue Jumpers”
- It refers to celebs who waited in line to see the Queen in her final state
- It consists a pool cue as well as two small red-and-blue jumpers.
- Competition to mock Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize for bad modern art
A tribute to the late Queen titled ‘Cue Jumpers’ has won the spoof Turnip Prize for ‘c**p art using the least amount of effort possible’.
The winning entry, which consisted of a pool cue along with two tiny red-and-blue jumpers, was a reference for politicians and celebrities who beat the lines to view the Queen when she was in state.
This 24th annual award is world-famous and attracted 69 submissions. It was created to mock the Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize, which rewards deliberately bad modern art.
This year’s winning entry – ‘Cue Jumpers’ – for the spoof award was a pool cue and two tiny red jumpers by cinema projectionist Richard Woolford (pictured). This entry was a reference both to celebrities and politicians who beat the queues in order to see the Queen while she was still in state.
This award, which attracted 69 submissions, is a world-famous annual prize that rewards deliberately bad modern art.
The prize goes to someone who ‘created something that they perceive to be c**p art using the least amount of effort possible’.
Richard Woolford, a Tooting-based cinema projectionist and comedian, was the winner this year.
Richard won a turnip, which sat on a six-inch rusty nail and wall plaque for his home. The winner will be judged by the New Inn at Wedmore in Somerset.
Other entries made it to the finals this year included an entry by Charlie King called “RIP Elizabeth the Second” which was a torn stamp
Another entry that made it to finals was the piece ‘Ukraine’ by Ivor Bolshoi Lothherr. It featured a yellow plastic crane and a yewsprig.
One entry called ‘Red Tape’ was a reel red insulation tape. Every year the prize goes to someone who ‘created something that they perceive to be c**p art using the least amount of effort possible’
Elizabeth Trim’s “Plane Sailing” was another entry to the 2022 Turnip Prize that rewards bad modern art.
Other entries included RIP Elizabeth the 2nd, which was a 2nd class torn stamp, as well as an entry called Ukraine which featured a yellow plastic Crane with a yew sprig.
Trevor Prideaux, the contest’s organizer, stated that there was a full pub and that it pokes fun at more serious Turner Prizes.
Last year’s winner entry was a soft-toy called ‘Panda Mick’ by an architect aged 69 for his interpretation of the word ‘pandemic.