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CRISIS ART: BP Portrait Award Goes to Oil-Spill-Unrelated Corpse Painting

First Posted: 06/23/10 02:18 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:50 PM ET

Corpse

artinfo.com:

LONDON-- London's National Portrait Gallery announced today that their annual BP Portrait Award will go to Daphne Todd for her painting of her dead mother, . This comes somewhat as a surprise given that one would imagine that the prize's sponsor of the past 21 years, British Petroleum, has a slew of PR people working around the clock exclusively to disassociate the company from any images of death -- even those that are rendered with a different type of oil.

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