by Gerald Scarfe
ink and collage on paper, 1971
30 1/8 in. x 22 in. (765 mm x 557 mm)
Sitterback to top
- (John) Enoch Powell (1912-1998), Politician, classical scholar, linguist and poet. Sitter in 32 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Gerald Scarfe (1936-), Cartoonist. Artist or producer of 13 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 503
Events of 1971back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom changes to the Decimal System for currency, getting rid of shillings, and guineas and simplifying the denomination of pounds into 100 pence. This brought the British pound sterling in line with other currencies and made computer calculation easier.
Art and scienceMichael Caine stars in the filmGet Carter, a British crime classic about a man who sets out to get bloody revenge on the gangsters that killed his brother.
InternationalThe Immigration Act consolidated previous legislation in order to limit immigration, by requiring applicants to hold a work permit and introduced the concept of right of abode.
In Uganda, Idi Amin overthrows President Milton Obote and becomes dictator.
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