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One of Europe’s buzziest pieces of contemporary art is a massive cheeky sculpture

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One of 2016's most acclaimed pieces of modern art is a sculpture called "Project for Door" by artist Anthea Hamilton.

Hamilton was recently nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize, one of the most coveted (and controversial) contemporary art awards in Europe, which honors a British visual artist under the age of 50. The award was established in 1984, and over the years, celebrities like Yoko Ono, Madonna, and Paul Smith have presented it, along with its £25,000 prize (about $28,065).

This year, the Turner judges selected Hamilton along with three other finalists: Michael Dean, Helen Marten, and Josephine Pryde. Their installations are now on display at London's Tate Modern, where they'll be judged by the same panel. The winner will be announced in December, but all the pieces will remain at the museum until January 2, 2017.

Take a look at the four finalists' works.

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"Project for Door," Hamilton's largest installation, combines comedy with sexual imagery. It has certainly cracked up a few people already.

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The sculpture was inspired by a 1970s proposal by designer Gaetano Pesce, who wanted to create a giant male butt as the doorway to a Manhattan skyscraper. The design was never realized — until Hamilton built it in full size in 2015.

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Hamilton's other piece on display in the Turner Prize exhibition is called "Brick Suit."

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