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Tuesday, December 1, 1998 Published at 21:07 GMT


Entertainment

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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