10 of 16 portraits of Derek Jarman
by Johnny Dewe-Mathews
bromide print, October 1972
7 1/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (181 mm x 268 mm)
acquired Johnny Dewe-Mathews, 1973
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Sitterback to top
- (Michael) Derek Elworthy Jarman (1942-1994), Film-maker, painter and campaigner for homosexual rights. Sitter in 16 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Johnny Dewe-Mathews (1946-), Photographer; draughtsman; painter. Artist of 27 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1972back to top
Current affairsBritain joins the European Community. After two attempts both vetoed by President Charles De Gaulle of France, Britain is finally accepted into the EC under the pro-European leadership of Edward Heath.
British soldiers shoot 14 unarmed protesters in the Bloody Sunday massacre. The men were part of a march through Londonderry, protesting about the policy of internment without trial.
Art and scienceDavid Bowie releases The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars; a classic glam-rock concept album with the themes of space aliens, gender ambiguity and rock 'n' roll superstardom.
InternationalThe arrest of five men who were caught trying to bug the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee marks the beginning of the 'Watergate Scandal'. The scandal centred on attempts to spy on the Democratic opposition in order to help President Nixon's re-election, and finally led to Nixon's resignation two years later.
Black September Palestinian terrorists murder 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich.