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Franz Ferdinand associate Richard Wright wins Turner Prize

Franz Ferdinand associate Richard Wright wins Turner Prize

The guitarist of Scottish band Correcto - who also feature Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thompson - has won the 2009 Turner Prize.

Richard Wright's untitled wall painting scooped the £25,000 award last night (December 7) at London's Tate Britain.

Wright plays alongside Thompson and The Royal We's bassist Patrick Doyle in Correcto, and he also designed the artwork for the band's self-titled 2007 debut album.

The 49-year-old's Turner Prize winning artwork is now on display at the Tate Britain until January 3, when, like most of his pieces, it will be painted over with white emulsion.

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