4 Artists Nominated For Britain's Turner Prize

LONDON (AP) -- Four artists have been nominated for this year's Turner Prize, awarded annually to a British artist under the age of 50.

Competing for the $50,000 prize are Mark Leckey, who uses images from "The Simpsons" TV show, the movie "Titanic" and the cartoon character Felix the Cat in his film-based installations.

Cathy Wilkes is nominated for a work featuring a mannequin on a toilet with a bowl of dried porridge at its feet. Also nominated are film and video artist Runa Islam and installation artist Goshka Macuga.

Previous winners include "Brit Art" upstarts Damien Hirst and Chris Ofili.

This year's winner will be announced December 1.

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