Tuesday, December 1, 1998 Published at 21:07 GMT
Elephant dung painter wins Turner prize
Artist Chris Ofili, notorious for using elephant in his paintings, has won this year's £20,000 Turner Prize.
On receiving the award, Mr Ofili said: "Thank God, where's my cheque. I don't know what to say, I'm just really happy, I can't believe it, it feels like a film and I'll watch it when I get home. Thanks."
Ofili was the favourite among the four short-listed artists to win and is the first painter to take the prize for at least twelve years.
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