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Turner Prize winner voices opposition to arts cuts

21st September 2010

Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger has made his opposition to the government's proposed arts cuts known in his latest piece of work.

The 51-year-old artist has taken a version of Turner's famous painting The Fighting Temeraire, removed a large section of it and added the words '25% cut'.

'If 25 per cent were slashed from arts funding, the loss would be immeasurable,' the caption accompanying the picture reads.

Titled Reckless, Wallinger's new work is one of many that will be released by different artists each week until cuts are announced by chancellor George Osborne on October 20th.

Other artists publicly opposing the cuts include David Hockney, Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley.

Wallinger won the Turner Prize in 2007 and was presented with the GBP 25,000 prize at a ceremony at the Tate Liverpool gallery by the late actor and director Dennis Hopper.

Next year's Turner Prize will be presented in Gateshead at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

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