Tuesday, March 20, 2007


I was incredibly startled. The prize might be a stage for mockery — I might make a fool of myself on a grand scale. I imagined a scene out of a Brian De Palm movie. I felt like Carrie, covered in pig's blood.

It took me a week to accept the nomination. I had to think hard about the joys and threats of exposure.

Video artist Phil Collins commenting on his reaction to hearing the news that he had been nominated for the Turner Prize, as quoted in the 19 March issue of the New Yorker.

My kind of guy. Not so much the dripping in blood kind; more the fear of exposure kind.

1 comment:

Doo Dah said...


me too, I hate being in public eye. I had my 10 seconds of fame and that was PUL-ENTY for ole DooDah.

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