Dame Mary Quant
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Dame Mary Quant
by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
13 5/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (346 mm x 289 mm)
Given by The Sunday Times, 1980
Artistback to top
- Arnold Newman (1918-2006), Photographer. Artist of 62 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Fashion designer; one of the moving spirits behind the predominance of London in the fashion scene of the 1960s; her mini and mod designs challenged the fashion establishment and won her international fame.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Perry, George, The Great British: Photographs by Arnold Newman, 1979 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 30 November 1979 - 11 May 1980), p. 21
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 509
Events of 1978back to top
Current affairsThe country is brought to a virtual standstill as workers in the private and public sector strike over the government's decision to restrict wage increases. As more workers joined the strikes rubbish piled up in the streets, petrol stations ran short, and storage space had to be hired for unburied coffins. The period became known as the 'winter of discontent'.
Art and scienceLouise Brown from Oldham in Greater Manchester becomes the world's first 'test-tube baby'. The 'in vitro' fertilisation procedure was a scientific breakthrough that has given thousands of infertile couples the opportunity to conceive.
Iris Murdoch wins the Booker prize with her novel. The Sea, the Sea.