Gilbert & George
1 portrait of Gilbert & George
© estate of Chris Garnham / National Portrait Gallery, London
Gilbert & George
by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, July 1987
18 in. x 18 1/8 in. (456 mm x 460 mm)
Given by the estate of Chris Garnham at the time of the exhibition, 'Chris Garnham: Photographer 1958-1989', 1991
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Sitterback to top
- Gilbert & George (1943-; 1942-), Artists. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Chris Garnham (1958-1989), Photographer. Artist of 57 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1987back to top
Current affairsHurricane-force winds batter southern England, blowing-down trees, and damaging buildings, blocking roads and causing 19 deaths. The storm was not predicted by the Met Office, a fact that is often jeeringly referred to by quoting Michael Fish's response to a report that 'there was a hurricane on the way…don't worry… there isn't' (the report was actually referring to Florida, not the UK).
Art and scienceAlan Bennett's series of monologues Talking Heads is aired by the BBC. The series featured a set of characters that show the secret lives of the English: their dreams, frustrations, and fantasies. The impressive cast included Dame Thora Hird, Patricia Routledge, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and Bennett himself.
InternationalThe second largest ever one-day percentage decline in the stock market is named Black Monday. The Dow Jones index in the USA dropped dramatically followed by similar drops around the world. It is still unclear what exactly caused the crash, although worldwide panic selling certainly made it escalate.Terry Waite is taken hostage while trying to negotiate the release of four men held by the Islamic Jihad in Beirut.
Exhibitions and displays
- Exposed: The Naked Portrait
Until 11 September