Art & Design
Meet Anthea Hamilton, the Cheekiest 2016 Turner Prize Nominee
Thursday's announcement of this year's Turner Prize nominees came with quite the surprise: a massive, unapologetic butt, thanks to 37-year-old contender Anthea Hamilton. A major part of her first solo exhibit in the U.S., "Lichen! Libido! Chastity!" at New York's SculptureCenter, the derrière in question follows quite in the tradition of the Prize's past daring exhibitions: think Tracey Emin's honest bedroom depression scene, and one of Damien Hirst's formaldehyde-leaking sharks. A multimedia artist with a knack for pop culture-inspired sculptures, Hamilton is definitely making a name for herself: Jonathan Anderson tapped her for Loewe's part in Art Basel Miami last December, and just this month, she rolled into Frieze with a bright green car and an army of mimes. Tour her recent work through her fans on Instagram, here.