Shell’s decision comes in the wake of increasing pressure for cultural institutions to divest from oil sponsorship.
The decision signals a shift in sponsorship patterns for cultural institutions.
If you’re an artist who’s complained about the oil industry and the way fossil fuel extraction is damaging the environment, you now have a chance to put your money where your mouth is.
The question of whether oil giants seek to control the messages at museums they sponsor may have been answered.
An advertising campaign for Shell featuring a giant red ball has one Brooklyn artist feeling blue.