1 of 10 portraits of Brian Epstein
by Robert Whitaker
double exposure bromide print, June 1964
20 3/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (517 mm x 377 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Brian Epstein (1934-1967), Pop impresario; manager of The Beatles. Sitter in 10 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Robert Whitaker (1939-2011), Photographer. Artist associated with 17 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
On the strength of this and other portraits made of Epstein in Melbourne during a Beatles tour in Austrailia, Whitaker was invited to London, thus starting an extraordinary artistic relationship with the Group.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 207
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Blow Up: Sixties Photography Exposed (21 September 2002 - 27 April 2003)
Events of 1964back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.
Art and scienceTop of the Pops begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.
InternationalThe Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.
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