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BP Portrait Prize

By Rob Last edited 141 months ago
BP Portrait Prize
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Tomorrow sees the beginning of one of Londonist's favourite annual arty events: the BP Portrait award at the National Portrait Gallery.

This year has seen a record-number of entries (955 to be exact) competing to win the first prize of £25,000, which should hopefully mean an even greater quality of paintings on dispaly for us, the viewing public.

And if the short-listed entries are anything to go by, this should be a great exhibition (if you want to know who won you can read all about it here).

The BP Portait exhibition runs from 15 June to 25 September, and it's free to get in. Image above is Conor Walton's Monkey Painting.

Last Updated 14 June 2005