Friday, 30 April 2010

BP Portrait Award

No, this isn't a photo. It's a superb painting by David Eichenberg of his friend: Tim II (2009). He's one of the three artists shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2010, worth £25,000 to the winner. The other two are Michael Gaskell for Harry (2010) and Daphne Todd for Last Portrait of Mother (2009). I suspect the judges may plump for Daphne Todd's portrait of her mother on her deathbed, due to it's courage and brutal honesty, but it tells us nothing about the life and personality of the dying lady. I've posted my favourite. Click the title link to view all three. The winners will be announced on the evening of Tuesday 22 June. The exhibition of the top 58 paintings will open at the National Portrait Gallery in London on 24 June, admission free.


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