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Artist who created giant sculpture of buttocks lands Tate Britain commission

The “major new work”, combining sculpture and performance, will be unveiled next year.

An artist famous for creating a giant sculpture of buttocks will be transforming the heart of Tate Britain.

Anthea Hamilton exhibited a 16ft-high sculpture of a backside, called Project For A Door (After Gaetano Pesce), at the Turner Prize 2016 exhibition.

She is now the latest artist commissioned to create a major new work in response to Tate Britain’s grand, neo-classical Duveen galleries.

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The British artist’s “immersive installation”, which will combine sculpture and performance, will be unveiled next year and go on display for just over six months.

This year, the annual commission – supported by Sotheby’s – saw Cerith Wyn Evans display a neon “celestial map”.

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Brick Suit by Anthea Hamilton (photo by Kyle Knodell)

Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson said Turner Prize-shortlisted artist Hamilton had made a “unique contribution to British and international art with her visually playful and thoughtful works”.

“She creates unforgettable experiences that both provoke and delight,” he said.

Tate Britain Commission 2018: Anthea Hamilton runs from March 22 to October 7 next year.

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