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Revealing the three paintings shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2016. Which is your winner? http://ow.ly/10lrPU

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Release your inner fashionista at our exclusive Late Shift Extra inspired by Vogue 100!

Enjoy glamorous cocktails and fabulous music, pose in the Gallery’s pop-up photo studio, listen to talks on photography, beauty and fashion and get the chance to see Vogue 100: A Century of Style after hours.

Tickets available NOW: http://ow.ly/XiXDy

+British Vogue #Vogue100 #Vogue
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We're excited to reveal a new exhibition for 2016 - Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky.

Opening in March next year, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a selection of masterpieces on loan from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/TZoKT

#RussiaArts   #Russia   #NationalPortraitGallery   #Tretyakov  
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"What I’m saying in this show actually contradicts what Giacometti said about himself... From the word go, age 13 when he started making art, right through to his death, Giacometti had an unbroken relationship with portraiture."

With a week to go until Giacometti: Pure Presence opens, curator Paul Moorhouse speaks to Christie's about staging the exhibition and uncovering the artist's 'double life'.

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The curator of the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s portraits talks to Florence Waters about where his iconic figures came from — and how Giacometti has ‘led people astray’
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Take a look inside our new Hepburn exhibition in this exclusive preview from Vogue.

#Hepburn   #AudreyHepburn   #Portraits   #Icon  +Vogue 
Few can possess the mantle of icon, yet when it comes to Audrey Hepburn, another moniker just doesn't do her justice
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Congratulations to Matan Ben Cnaan, who has won the BP Portrait Award 2015 for his allegorical portrait, Annabelle and Guy. 

See his winning portrait and all selected works when the exhibition opens to the public this Thursday: http://ow.ly/OotWB

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Working and living between Madrid and Florida, Borja Buces Renard has painted his mother Paloma and his brother Jaime in the living room of his parents’ house on a typical Sunday when the family would gather and talk. But his portrait has an added poignancy as his father, who had not been able to join them for such Sunday gatherings for some time due to illness, passed away a few weeks after the painting was finished.

The winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015 will be announced on Tuesday 16 June. See the full shortlist here: http://ow.ly/O7owR

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Announcing a new exhibition for summer 2016! Opening 21 July, William Eggleston Portraits will bring together over 100 works by the pioneering American photographer, renowned for his vivid, poetic and mysterious images of people in diners, petrol stations, phone booths and supermarkets. Find out more: http://ow.ly/ZhXed

#Eggleston #photography #colour
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Calling all portrait painters! We are now accepting entries for the BP Portrait Award 2016.

Find out more and enter here: http://ow.ly/UXxZ9

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"Out of his faith in people, Giacometti created an art of heroic ordinariness" (Jonathan Jones, +The Guardian)

Giacometti: Pure Presence is now open. Book tickets here: http://ow.ly/ToueQ

Sponsored by +Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

#Giacometti   #NationalPortraitGallery   #NPG  
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Announcing Vogue 100: A Century of Style. Opening February 2016, our exhibition will showcase the remarkable range of photography commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, telling the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

BOOK NOW: npg.org.uk/vogue100

Sponsored by LEON MAX. Spring Season 2016 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills.

Image: The varnished truth: Jean Patchett by Clifford Coffin, 1951. Condé Nast Archive New York © Condé Nast Inc.

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Tonight we reveal the winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015. Follow us on Twitter from 19.30 to find out who has won the £30,000 First Prize...

See all selected portraits on display at the Gallery from this Thursday.

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Sir Bob Geldof is among the faces to be seen in this year’s entries for the world’s most prestigious portrait prize.
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We are proud to have framed this picture for artist Nathalie Beauvillain Scott and were delighted to see it in the gallery in the flesh.
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Al de Perez
2 months ago
A great spacious and well lit gallery with a fantastic mix of historical paintings to contemporary photography. Some of the special run exhibitions are world class and amongst the best in London. Recent highlights with a strong emphasis on photography have included David Bailey retrospective, Vogue100 and William Egglestone (current as of July 2016 for a few months)
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Ritu Banerjee
a month ago
An art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. Entry to the museum is free. The place has great ambience and very friendly atmosphere. Convenient for patents to take their kids along. The building is also disabled friendly.
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3 months ago
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Amber Good
a month ago
I love The National Portrait Gallery. Portraits are fascinating and it houses both the historical and the contemporary with some fantastic exhibitions. I became a member last year, and indulged in the Audrey Hepburn and Vogue 100 exhibition more than once. The perks with membership are fantastic with previews, private viewings and other special events. well worth a visit at least once!!
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Neil Wood
2 months ago
From entrance onwards it's a wonderful experience. Now living for nearly 10-years as an expat, this was one of the places I wanted to remind myself makes London such a world-class city. I used to head into the National Gallery sometimes at lunch when I worked in London, or in a spare moment on the way to the tube and trains, and it was good to remind myself why this remains a highlight of the UK's cultural ability to place museums and art at the centre of a city.
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Robert S
a month ago
I really needed more time to enjoy it all (my own fault), I liked what I did see and the building is pretty fantastic also. For my first time, I'm definitely going again (and earlier in the day).
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Ben Sessions
4 months ago
My sister and I tried to book for an exhibition, however they failed. Tried a few more times with the same result. Phoned up to place an order and was successful. Turns out payments were pending on all occasions, leaving my sister with no money at all in her account. After realising that £400 was missing, we phoned up to be told that it was standard procedure and that we need to speak to the bank. We had already spoken with the bank and they had said that transactions were live and need to be cancelled with the portrait gallery. Basically she had no money in her account for 5 days, making life incredibly difficult. We barely got an apology. Never known it to be standard procedure to hold failed payment monies. Will not be booking with them again.
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Teona Serafimova
a month ago
One of my favourite galleries in London. A diverse range of arists and styles. Concise, interesting and free!