Dexter Dalwood is bookie's favourite for Turner Prize

Tate has announced the finalists for its prestigious and often contentious Turner Prize. The four UK artists shortlisted for the £25,000 include Glaswegian Susan Philipsz, best known for singing over a supermarket PA system; London-based Angela de la Cruz, who displays her torn and folded paintings in the corners and doorways of galleries; Bristol-born painter Dexter Dalwood, who depicts famous death scenes; and the artist team the Otolith Group, aka Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun (brother of Ekow, artistic director of the beleaguered ICA), whose work includes a film investigating Mumbai’s sweatshops. They all sound like strong contenders, but if you’re a betting man (or woman) bookmaker William Hill has already come out with odds in favour of one artist, Dexter Dalwood, who has been installed as their 2/1 “obvious favourite” to win “as his work is well know and easy on the eye,” according to Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

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