Sir John Hurt
1 of 12 portraits of Sir John Hurt
Sir John Hurt
by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1967
13 1/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (335 mm x 287 mm)
Given by the photographer, Lewis Morley, 1992
Artistback to top
- Lewis Morley (1925-2013), Photographer. Artist of 305 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Pepper, Terence, Lewis Morley: Photographer of the Sixties, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 September 1989 - 7 January 1990), p. 82
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 322
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Morley's studio above The Establishment Club, Greek Street, London)
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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