The 2005 Turner Prize: English Art in Plain American

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Dr. Dianne Durante's perspective on the Turner Prize in the Quent Cordair Fine Art Artist's Studio.

Quent Cordair Fine Art is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Dianne Durante as a guest columnist in the Artist's Studio. Dr. Durante will be posting monthly essays, book and movie reviews.

This month's post is an essay titled The 2005 Turner Prize: English Art in Plain American. Discussion with Dr. Durante is encouraged and welcome in the QCFA studio.

"Every year the announcements of the Turner Prize's short-listed nominees and winner are major media events. Every year the exhibition of the nominees' work is disparaged either as a dismal farce or as shocking sensationalism. Every year advocates of contemporary art assert that the real benefit of the Prize is that it gets the public talking about art." -Dr. Dianne Durante

Dr. Durante is a freelance writer on art and current events, and the author of Forgotten Delights: The Producers, A Selection of Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture. A second book on New York sculpture will appear in 2006. She runs the website, and has lectured on painting and sculpture at Objectivist conferences.

Quent Cordair Fine Art located in Burlingame, California near San Francisco, was established by artist Quent Cordair in 1996. As a premier provider of contemporary Romantic Realism in painting, sculpture and drawing, QCFA has grown to serve an international clientele of private and corporate collectors. For more information visit or call toll-free 1-866-267-3247.

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