9 of 12 portraits of Derek Jarman
by Richard Hamilton
pigment transfer, 1996-1997
15 3/8 in. x 15 3/8 in. (390 mm x 390 mm)
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- (Michael) Derek Elworthy Jarman (1942-1994), Film-maker, painter and campaigner for homosexual rights. Sitter in 12 portraits.
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- Richard Hamilton (1922-2011), Painter. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
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The portrait was taken by Hamilton shortly before Jarman's death when they met at Tate to celebrate the Gallery's recent acquisition of Jarman's Ataxia - Aids is Fun, the painting in the background. Hamilton later used computer manipulation to blur the image to approximate Jarman's view of the world, affected by a severe eye disorder connected with the later stages of AIDS.