7 of 46 portraits of Francis Bacon
by Dmitri Kasterine
modern bromide print from original negative, 2009, based on a work of 1978
19 in. x 14 7/8 in. (484 mm x 377 mm)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Twentieth Century Portraits Photographs by Dmitri Kasterine (11 September 2010 - 3 April 2011)
Events of 1978back to top
Current affairsThe country is brought to a virtual standstill as workers in the private and public sector strike over the government's decision to restrict wage increases. As more workers joined the strikes rubbish piled up in the streets, petrol stations ran short, and storage space had to be hired for unburied coffins. The period became known as the 'winter of discontent'.
Art and scienceLouise Brown from Oldham in Greater Manchester becomes the world's first 'test-tube baby'. The 'in vitro' fertilisation procedure was a scientific breakthrough that has given thousands of infertile couples the opportunity to conceive.
Iris Murdoch wins the Booker prize with her novel. The Sea, the Sea.