Laure Prouvost

IMG_3139-1Born in 1978 in Croix-Lille, France, Laure Prouvost lives and works in London. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2002, her work has been exhibited extensively across the UK and internationally. Since winning the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2011 Prouvost went on to win the Turner Prize in 2013

For Tall Tales the artist will be showcasing  The Wantee Fountain. The work is drawn from Laure’s work Wantee – a multi media installation based on her depiction of the feud between her fictional grandparents and their arguments over art and use – the grandmother tries to make the grandfather’s art into useful things. The title is drawn from Kurt Schwitters pet name for his tea obsessed partner who helped him with his work in the final phase of his life in the Lake District of England.

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Image C. Install shot Wantee Fountain, Grizedale Arts & the Artist 2013