“There should be no role for an oil company in the artistic decisions of any cultural organization,” wrote the competition judge, artist Gary Hume, “and especially not in determining the winner of the world’s leading portrait award.”
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Winner of a BP Portrait Award Donates Share of Prize Money to Anti-BP Protests
The 26-year-old winner of this year’s BP Young Artist Award donated £1,000 to fund Greenpeace’s anti-BP efforts.
BP Sponsorship Violates UK National Portrait Gallery’s Ethics Policy, Report Claims
Culture Unstained is calling on the museum to cut ties with BP because of its connections to foreign regimes that violate human rights.