Chefs' Last Supper
1 portrait of Shane Osborn
Chefs' Last Supper
by John Reardon
C-type colour print from digital file, 2003
32 in. x 50 in. (813 mm x 1270 mm)
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Sittersback to top
- Tom Aikens (1970-), Chef. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Raymond René Blanc (1949-), Chef and restaurateur. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Michael Caines (1969-), Chef. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Eric Chavot (1969-), Chef. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Angela Hartnett (1968-), Restaurateur. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Atul Kochhar (1969-), Chef and restaurateur. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Giorgio Locatelli (1964-), Chef and restaurateur. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Shane Osborn (1970-), Chef. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Burton Race (1957-), Chef and broadcaster. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Gordon James Ramsay (1966-), Chef and restaurateur. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Gary Rhodes (1960-), Chef and restaurateur. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Michel Roux Jr (1960-), Chef and restaurateur. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Marcus Wareing (1970-), Chef and restaurateur. Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Reardon is particularly associated with his portraits of chefs for the Observer Food Monthly for which this particular commission based on Leonardo's Last Supper was made. The photograph is not a digital construct and was the only frame in which the brie thrown by Marcus Wareing was captured appearing to hover by chance for a fraction of a second over the head of Gordon Ramsay in the centre of the composition.
Events of 2003back to top
Current affairsBiological weapons expert, David Kelly commits suicide after being questioned by the government over allegations that the Iraq weapons dossier had been 'sexed-up' by the government. The Hutton Inquiry into Kelly's death concluded that he had taken his own life and that the BBC's claim was unfounded, leading to the Director General's resignation. No stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq after the 2003 invasion.
Art and scienceEngland wins the Rugby World Cup in the final against Australia. The match was exceptionally close with Australia equalising with just two and a half minutes of extra time remaining. 21 seconds before the end of the match, England's fly-half Jonny Wilkinson scored a drop-goal, winning the match and the tournament.
InternationalAmerica leads an invasion of Iraq after accusing the country of building Weapons of Mass Destruction. Initial success was achieved with the toppling of Saddam Hussein's government and George Bush's declaration of the end of major conflict - 'Mission Accomplished' - within two months of the invasion. The conflict, however, was not over, and British and American troops continued fighting with insurgents to stabilise the country.
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