Piece of Queen Elizabeth memorabilia nominated for ‘Turnip Prize’ awarding spoof art


The annual award is for spoof art and is conducted by a pub in Somerset and is a comedic take on the prestigious Turner Prize.

According to organiser Trevor Prideaux from The New Inn in Wedmore, Somerset, there were 69 entries this year.

The award began in 1999, following the exhibition at the Tate Gallery by Tracey Emin of the unmade bed.

Last year, there were 96 entries and the winner “clearly [had] what it takes to be recognised in modern art circles and will be remembered in art history for no time at all”, Mr Prideaux said.

Queen Elizabeth II

A tribute to the Queen has been nominated for an art prize (Image: Getty)

Panda Mick

Last year’s winner ‘Panda Mick’ (Image: Turnip Prize)

He described the entries from people who have “created something that they perceive to be crap art using the least amount of effort possible”.

An ‘RIP Elizabeth the 2nd’ piece of ‘artwork’ is one of the 69 entries and is a torn second-class stamp which was created by Charlie King.

Another Queen Elizabeth related artwork came in the form of a pool cue with two jumpers attached by Lie Instate called, ‘Cue Jumpers’ following the controversial queue jumping by celebrities and politicians to see the Queen lying in state.Queen Elizabeth II stamp

The torn stamp of the Queen is a finalist for the contest (Image: Trevor Prideaux)

Red Tape nomination

The Red Tape art piece is also a nominee (Image: Trevor Prideaux)

Mr Prideaux said: “The world-famous Turnip Prize has been running for 24 years.

“This year we have received 69 entries. We have ordered a second skip.”

The winner of the competition will be presented with a turnip nailed to a wooden base.

Ukraine tribute

The conflict in Ukraine was marked with a crane holding a sprig of Yew (Image: Trevor Prideaux)

Other entries this year include a reel of red insulation tape by .Gov and ‘X-Files’ which is made up of two files crossed over each other.

Last year, the organiser said that the artists had “created far better works” than “the Tate Britain Gallery could ever wish to exhibit”.


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