BP is facing increased pressure over its sponsorship of the arts following protests this week over its patronage of the Royal Opera House and a legal row around its support for the Tate galleries.
Suddenly there is a wealth of Continental painters on display in England, ones no one had really heard about before, despite being much loved over there in that far away place called 'Europe'.
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To say Kraftwerk fans were unhappy might be an understatement. "We are livid," said Angela Kennedy, standing at the end of a queue of about 200 people in Tate Modern's chilly Turbine Hall hoping there were still enough tickets. "We got here at the crack of dawn [around 10am] and were turned away – that was after trying on the phone since 7.30am."
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