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Thomas Ganter, Man with a Plaid Blanket, winner of the 2014 BP Portrait Award
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Open exhibitions and entry fees: price worth paying or licence to exploit artists?

Open exhibitions are becoming an increasingly common aspect of the visual arts landscape, with high-profile big hitters such as the BP Portrait Award and Royal Academy Summer Show joined by a growing number of smaller-scale shows. But with most charging an entry fee and with no guarantee of being included, are artists simply being asked to subsidise the sector with their own money? Jack Hutchinson investigates.

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