1 portrait matching 'x88255'
by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, August 1982
20 1/2 in. x 15 3/4 in. (520 mm x 400 mm)
Given by Mark Gerson, 1996
Sitterback to top
- Andrew Norman ('A.N.') Wilson (1950-), Poet, biographer, critic and journalist. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Mark Gerson (1921-), Photographer. Artist associated with 277 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (outside the Spectator building, Doughty Street, London)
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Events of 1982back to top
Current affairsUnemployment hits 3.6 million in the UK, with one in eight people out of work. The crisis came about as a result of industrial modernisation and restructuring. As a result those out of work were referred to as 'Maggie's millions'.
Charles and Diana have their first child, Prince William, who becomes the second in line for the throne.
Art and scienceRichard Attenborough releases his biopic Gandhi, starring Ben Kingsley as the lead. The film was an Anglo-Indian production, featuring a record-breaking 300,000 extras.
The Barbican Arts Centre is opened featuring a concert hall, theatres, cinema screens and an art gallery. In 2003 it was voted London's ugliest building in a BBC poll.
The Thames Barrier opens to protect London from floods due to rising sea levels.