The Turner prize-winning artist Keith Tyson is to marry TV executive Elisabeth Murdoch today,22 July. If this seems like a strange coupling think about her father Rupert marrying model turned actress and former Mrs. Mick Jagger Jerry Hall.
The ceremony will take place at Elisabeth’s home near Burford in the Cotswolds where her legendary annual New Year’s Eve party last year was attended by David and Samantha Cameron and George Osborne.
“Love conquers all even for working class heroes”
The couple have been an item since 2015. Two weeks ago, Tyson, 47, popped off to St Tropez on a private jet, confirming that the working class born artist is well suited to Elisabeth’s lifestyle. Other well-known figures at the event Blur bassist Alex James and artists Jonathan Yeo, Mat Collishaw and Keith Coventry. Matt was missed at the Art Car Boot Fair. They were joined by Jeremy Clarkson and art collector Poju Zabludowicz. Elisabeth had been romantically linked to super Chef Mark Hix, a close friend of Tyson thought to be the catalyst for the match.
Today’s wedding will be Elisabeth’s third. She married financier Elkin Kwesi Pianim in 1993, divorced in 1998. She then married PR guru Mathew Freud, a nephew of the artist Lucian, at Blenheim Palace in 2001. They have two children.
Keith Tyson was born in Ulverston, Cumbria, in 1969. He completed a BA in Alternative Practice at the University of Brighton in 1993. Tyson moves between the scientific, the philosophical and the fantastical in his quest to explore the perplexing questions underpinning human existence. His studio wall drawings operate as his sketchbook and are the origin of his many lines of enquiry, which occasionally culminate in extraordinary objects and machines.
His acclaimed work, The Thinker (After Rodin), which won the Turner Prize in 2002 belongs to his series Seven Wonders of the World and is his attempt to make manifest the phenomenon of thought. His fascination with how things come into being is evident in the latest work in his Table Top Tales series, where random marks are translated into bizarre forms that weave a loose narrative. In Bubble Chambers: 2 Discrete Molecules of Simultaneity, Tyson creates a mechanism which allows us to navigate two concurrent pathways through time. Through such diverse explorations, Tyson seeks to locate us in space and time and reflect the complexity of the world we inhabit.