BP Portrait Award 2008 – Shortlist Announced
I never managed to master the art of portraiture and every year this award at the National Portrait Gallery makes me feel more and more inferior. These artists have ridiculous talent, they can even make portraits interesting!
Four artists have been short-listed for the BP Portrait Award 2008, which has this year attracted record numbers of entries from non-UK artists and those over the age of 40.
For the second year running, the competition, which is held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, has been open to all over the age of 18, and of the 1,727 entries 780 (45%) were from artists aged 40 or over. 536 entries (31% of the total) came from outside the UK.
55 portraits – 38 from the UK and 17 from abroad – have been selected for the exhibition which runs at the National Portrait Gallery from June 12 to September 14 2008.