Sir Edward Heath
Sir Edward Heath
by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, circa 1972
10 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (261 mm x 260 mm)
Given by Barry Ernest Fantoni, 2006
Artistback to top
- Barry Ernest Fantoni (1940-), Broadcaster, cartoonist and jazz musician. Artist of 17 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This caricature, with its use of elementary French, was made when Heath was negotiating Britain's entry into the European Community.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Caricatures by Barry Fantoni (23 June 2007 - 20 September 2007)
Events of 1972back to top
Current affairsBritain joins the European Community. After two attempts both vetoed by President Charles De Gaulle of France, Britain is finally accepted into the EC under the pro-European leadership of Edward Heath.
British soldiers shoot 14 unarmed protesters in the Bloody Sunday massacre. The men were part of a march through Londonderry, protesting about the policy of internment without trial.
Art and scienceDavid Bowie releases The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars; a classic glam-rock concept album with the themes of space aliens, gender ambiguity and rock 'n' roll superstardom.
InternationalThe arrest of five men who were caught trying to bug the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee marks the beginning of the 'Watergate Scandal'. The scandal centred on attempts to spy on the Democratic opposition in order to help President Nixon's re-election, and finally led to Nixon's resignation two years later.
Black September Palestinian terrorists murder 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich.
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