Alan Bennett; Tom Wood

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Alan Bennett; Tom Wood

by Barry Wood
colour print, circa 1993
7 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (200 mm x 251 mm) overall
Photographs Collection
NPG x45811

Sittersback to top

  • Alan Bennett (1934-), Playwright. Sitter in 25 portraits.
  • Tom Wood (1955-), Painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist or producer of 3 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Barry Wood, Photographer. Artist or producer of 4 portraits.

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Current affairs

The Conservative Party is attacked in the media for 'sleaze'. Two MP's resign over sex scandals, two over the 'cash-for-questions affair', and one dies in bizarre and embarrassing circumstances. Journalist Max Clifford was responsible for exposing many of the scandals.
Black teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racist attack by a gang of white youths.

Art and science

Rachel Whiteread wins the Turner Prize for her sculpture House; a concrete cast of the inside of a Victorian terraced house in East London. Controversy was caused by the work itself, by it winning the Turner Prize, and by the decision of Tower Hamlets council to demolish the sculpture.
British inventor James Dyson revolutionises the vacuum cleaner with his eponymous design.

International

Czechoslovakia is divided into two countries: the Slovak Republic (Slovakia) and the Czech Republic. The division was peaceful and democratic and so became known as the 'Velvet Divorce', recalling the 'Velvet Revolution' of 1989 by which Communism in Czechoslovakia was overthrown through peaceful mass demonstrations.

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