Thursday, 21 June 2007

BP Portrait Winners

Paul Emsley - Michael Simpson (2007) and detail from Hynek Martinec - Zuzana in Paris Studio (2007)Coxsoft Art has surpassed itself this year. I picked both winners (CLICK)! Paul Emsley collects the £25,000 BP Portrait Award for his portrait of Michael Simpson (face as landscape), and Czech artist Hynek Martinec won the inaugural BP Young Artist Award for his portrait of his bespectacled girlfriend Zuzana. He receives £5,000. This is the first year the annual BP Portrait Award has been open to artists over 40. And the outright winner, Paul Emsley, is 59 years old. Nice one, Paul.


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