BP and the Romantics – Oil company sponsors arts


tate romantics exhibition.jpgComplaints about BP being allowed to sponsor the arts seem to have disappeared in an oily haze. In fact the whole subject has gone dead.


It’s another win-win arts sponsorship deal for BP and Tate Britain‘s current “Romantics” exhibition. BP gets the exposure as a philanthropical organisation, and London gets a world-class nine-room display including Turner, Constable and Blake.

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4 Responses to BP and the Romantics – Oil company sponsors arts

  1. Liberate Tate 20 September, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    September has seen Crude Oil Painting Protest re BP sponsorship at Tate Modern Turbine Hall – see video and release here http://bit.ly/ccCABF – this one is not going dead at all.

  2. Barbara Ortner 22 September, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    I wonder how many cleaners and how much chemical solvent it took to clean up the mess in the Tate.

  3. gaolin 22 September, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    The climax of this piece does not evoke BP’s errors so much as the self-satisfaction of political artists.

  4. Widmerpool 23 September, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Presumably the exhibition is only oil paintings?

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