Stuart McPhail Hall
Stuart McPhail Hall
by Dawoud Bey
colour polaroid print, 9 May 1998
30 in. x 22 in. (762 mm x 559 mm) each
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Stuart Hall was photographed at the National Portrait Gallery by Dawoud Bey during a short residency by the photographer. The diptych consists of unique Polacolor photographs created with a 20x 24 Polaroid camera, one of only five ever made.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 273
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Icons and Idols: Commissioning Contemporary Portraits (2 March 2006 - 18 June 2006)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1998back to top
Current affairsThe Human Rights Act is passed giving further effect in UK Law to the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Act, which came into effect in 2000, gave individuals the opportunity to argue in a British court that their human rights had been breached. As a last resort individuals are still able to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Art and scienceAnthony Gormley's monumental sculpture Angel of the North is erected just outside Gateshead. The sculpture is 20 metres tall and has a wingspan of 54 metres. Despite initial local and press controversy, the work is now considered a landmark of the North of England and cannot be missed from the A1 road or East Coast Mainline railway (the main routes from London to Scotland).
InternationalThe British and Irish governments sign the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, which is subsequently endorsed by voters in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at referendums. The Agreement established a new Northern Ireland Assembly, which formed a parliament made up of representatives from different parties. The Assembly has since been suspended and attempts continue for its re-establishment.
See this portrait
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
Exhibitions and displays
- Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948
Until 11 December