National Portrait Gallery Extension
19 of 19 portraits of David Bowie
© Michael Heath / National Portrait Gallery, London
National Portrait Gallery Extension
by Michael Heath
pen and ink, 2000
7 1/4 in. x 15 3/8 in. (185 mm x 389 mm) overall
Artistback to top
- Michael Heath (1935-), Cartoonist and illustrator. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Sittersback to top
- Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Painter. Sitter in 47 portraits. Identify
- David Bowie (1947-2016), Singer, songwriter, performer and actor. Sitter in 19 portraits. Identify
- King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 295 portraits. Identify
- Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Reigned 1558-1603. Sitter associated with 135 portraits. Identify
- Sir John Gielgud (1904-2000), Actor and theatre director. Sitter in 123 portraits. Identify
- Margaret Hilda Thatcher (née Roberts), Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven (1925-2013), Prime Minister. Sitter in 54 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (National Portrait Gallery, London)
Events of 2000back to top
Current affairsThe world celebrates the start of a new millennium. Britain marks the occasion with a series of new buildings and landmarks including the Millennium Dome, the London Eye, the Millennium Bridge, and the Millennium Stadium. While the Dome was criticised by politicians and the public for wasting public funds, and the Bridge suffered initial stability problems, other projects have become major landscape and public attractions.
Art and scienceTate Modern opens as a national gallery of international modern art under the directorship of Nicholas Serota. The gallery, housed in the former Bankside Power Station, took the novel step of arranging the collection by theme rather than chronologically. As well as the collection galleries, Tate Modern has two large temporary exhibition spaces, and commissions installation projects for the enormous Turbine Hall.
InternationalBritish troops are deployed to Sierra Leone to establish order and evacuate foreign nationals from the country torn apart by civil war. Following a ceasefire President Kabbah declared the civil war officially over in 2002.
George W. Bush becomes President of the United States after a close election where he lost the popular vote, but won the electoral vote thanks to a controversial Supreme Court decision on Florida.
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