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Zanzibar-born artist Lubaina Himid won Britain's prestigious Turner Prize Tuesday for artworks that tackle the legacy of colonialism and celebrate the people of the African diaspora. Himid is the first black woman to win the prize, as well as the oldest-ever winner, at 63 .Founded in 1984, the Turner Prize goes to a U.K.-based artist and often sparks debate about the value of modern art.Himid was one of two artists aged over 50 on the four-person short list after age limits were lifted. The other finalists included Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Buettner and Rosalind Nashashibi.
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