2 of 2 portraits of Fred Astaire
by Terry O'Neill
digital R-type colour print from original transparency, April 1986
15 5/8 in. x 15 1/2 in. (397 mm x 393 mm)
Given by Terry O'Neill, 2003
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Artistback to top
- Terry O'Neill (1938-), Photographer. Artist of 75 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Photographed for Life magazine, May 1986.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Terry O'Neill: Celebrity (6 September 2003 - 14 March 2004)
Events of 1986back to top
Current affairsHampton Court Palace is devastated by fire. Much of the third floor and the roof of the building were destroyed, although, thanks to the courage of the fire fighters, only one painting and one piece of furniture were ruined.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
Art and sciencePoems on the Underground, the brainchild of American writer Judith Chernaik, is launched by London Underground. A rolling programme of poems is displayed in tube train carriages, bringing contemporary and classic poetry to commuters.
The Independent Newspaper is first published.
Artists, Gilbert and George win the Turner Prize.