2 of 13 portraits of Joe Orton
by Patrick Procktor
pen and ink, 1967
9 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in. (243 mm x 344 mm)
Artistback to top
- Patrick Procktor (1936-2003), Artist. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 21 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Drawn for the Royal Court programme for Crimes of Passion, June 1967.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 471
- Tinker, Christopher, Speak its Name! - Quotations by and about Gay Men and Women, 2016, p. 167
Events of 1967back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.
Art and scienceThe Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.
InternationalChe Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.
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