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David Shrigley and Lucy Skaer among finalists for work on paper prize

David Shrigley art work Image copyright David Shrigley
Image caption David Shrigley is one of five nominees for the prize

British artists David Shrigley and Lucy Skaer are among the finalists for the Prix Canson prize for artists who work on paper.

Awarded to Argentine artist Adrian Villar Rojas last year, the prize recognizes artists who use paper and have contributed to their field.

The other nominees are Nigerian-born, US-based artists Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze and Njideka Akunyili Crosby and American Bethany Collins

The winner will be revealed on 21 June.

Image copyright Lucy Skaer
Image caption Glasgow-based Lucy Skaer drawings have been exhibited internationally

Shrigley's distinctive drawing style - alongside satirical captions - is becoming increasingly popular across the UK, while Glasgow-based Skaer's work has been exhibited across the world.

This year's prize jury is led by Brazilian artist, Tunga, and includes Frederic Paul, curator of the Centre Pompidou; Ian Alteveer, an associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Katherine Stout, the head of the program at the ICA London.

The award carries prize money of 10,000 euros (£7,750) and will be announced at an awards ceremony in New York.

Image copyright Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Image caption Njideka Akunyili Crosby was born in Nigeria and lives in Los Angeles
Image copyright Bethany Collins
Image caption Bethany Collins lives and works across the US in New York, Atlanta and Chicago
Image copyright Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze
Image caption Nigeria-born Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze lives and works in New York

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