Low-Profile Recipients Chosen for U.K.'s Biggest Art Awards

Low-Profile Recipients Chosen for U.K.'s Biggest Art Awards
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards, the U.K.'s biggest art prizes, were announced Thursday night, Bloomberg reports.

The award winners—artists Claire Barclay, Phyllida Barlow, Michael Fullerton, Ryan Gander, and Mark Leckey and musicians Iain Ballamy, Luke Bedford, and Jonathan Lloydwill each receive £45,000 ($92,000), £5,000 more than the Turner Prize-winner.

As is typical of the Hamlyn award, all of this year's winners are relatively low-profile. However, past recipients Jeremy Deller and Tomma Abts have both gone on to win Turners.

Hamlyn (1926-2001) made his fortune in publishing and music recording and left £200 million to the foundation he set up in 1987. This year's award was judged by a panel including curators, a critic, and the artist Phil Collins.