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Vintage car draped with doily is among unusual entrants for Turner Prize

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A VINTAGE Ford Escort draped with a giant doily is among the usual unusual entrants for this year’s Turner Prize.

The work, by Jasleen Kaur, 37, is in her exhibit aimed at showing her early life in Glasgow’s Sikh community.

A vintage Ford Escort draped with a giant doily is amongst the entrants for this year’s Turner Prize

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A vintage Ford Escort draped with a giant doily is amongst the entrants for this year’s Turner PrizeCredit: PA
Pio Abad's effort for the £25k prize

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Pio Abad’s effort for the £25k prizeCredit: PA

Pio Abad, Delaine Le Bas and Claudette Johnson make up the shortlist announced yesterday in the £25,000 art prize’s 40th anniversary.

It will be staged at London’s Tate Britain for the first time in six years, with the winner revealed in December.

Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain and chairman of the Turner Prize jury, said: “It is an honour to announce such a fantastic shortlist of artists and I cannot wait to see their exhibition at Tate Britain this autumn.

“All four of them make work that is full of life. They show how contemporary art can fascinate, surprise and move us, and how it can speak powerfully of complex identities and memories, often through the subtlest of details.

“In the Turner Prize’s 40th year, this shortlist proves that British artistic talent is as rich and vibrant as ever.”

Kaur is on the list for Alter Altar at Tramway, Glasgow.

The exhibition used family photos, an Axminster carpet, a vintage Ford Escort covered in a giant doily, Irn-Bru and kinetic hand bells.

The 37-year-old, who lives in London, had previously showcased her work at the Victoria and Albert Museum by looking at popular Indian cinema through Yoorup.

Johnson has been given the nod for her solo exhibition Presence at The Courtauld Gallery in London, and Drawn Out at Ortuzar Projects, New York.

She uses portraits of black women and men in a combination of pastels, gouache and watercolour and was praised by the judges for her “sensitive and dramatic use of line, colour, space and scale to express empathy and intimacy with her subjects”.

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Delaine Le Bas and her fabrics hung with costumes have also been shortlisted for the Tate Britain event

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Delaine Le Bas and her fabrics hung with costumes have also been shortlisted for the Tate Britain eventCredit: PA
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