'Banksy' fails to make the grade

A PAINTING in the style of Bristol graffiti artist Banksy has failed to make the shortlist for a spoof art competition. The Turnip Prize, a take on the famous Turner Prize, is held every year in Wedmore for a piece of art with the least amount of effort.

A PAINTING in the style of Bristol graffiti artist Banksy has failed to make the shortlist for a spoof art competition.

The Turnip Prize, a take on the famous Turner Prize, is held every year in Wedmore for a piece of art with the least amount of effort.

Organiser Trevor Prideaux got a shock last week when a Banksy look alike, by an artist calling themselves 'Bank (by the) sea' was left on his doorstep.

The picture parodies Banksy's famous graffiti artwork of the Mona Lisa listening to headphones holding a rocket launcher.


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But the artwork failed to make the shortlist for the competition as 'too much effort' was put in. Mr Prideaux said: "This is far too good for the Turnip Prize."

The final four are 'Thyme Flies', a jar with dead flies and thyme, 'Tea P', used teabags in the shape of a p, 'Pair o dice Lost', a map of Scotland with two die on top and 'Mints Meet', a mincemeat jar with a Polo mint and an Extra Strong Mint.

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The winner and presentations will take place in December at The New Inn in Combe Batch in Wedmore.

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