A gold-leafed fresco with a heavy nod to the techniques of the old masters took the top prize at the world’s most notorious art awards.
In a surprising endorsement for an event often known for its wacky creations, the judges went for the most traditional of the four exhibitions.
The winning work, created by Glasgow-based artist, Richard Wright, 49, used age-old fresco techniques to construct the glistening wall painting, embellished with gold leaf.
They chose it over some of the more modern pieces by the other nominees, which included the dust from an atomised passenger jet plane, a sculpture filled with freeze-dried cow brains and a suspended whale skull.
It took three weeks to make, though it will be painted over again in white emulsion as soon as the exhibition ends in January as he insists all his art is temporary.
He faced competition from Roger Hiorns, Enrico David and Lucy Skaer who were all shortlisted for the award, which is worth £25,000 to the winner and £5,000 to the runners-up.