5 of 17 portraits of Jean Shrimpton
by Sandra Lousada
archival pigment print, 1962
15 7/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (402 mm x 302 mm) image size
This portraitback to top
An alternative pose from this sitting showing Shrimpton wearing a hat decorated with red roses was published on the front cover of Queen magazine, July 31 1963. The cover was captioned: 'English rose look by Coty to compensate for the summer that never was.'
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Sandra Lousada: Work and Performance (28 November 2011 - 9 July 2012)
Events of 1962back to top
Current affairsAfter a series of by-election defeats, the prime minister, Harold MacMillan organises a drastic cabinet reshuffle, dismissing one third of his cabinet. Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe's wry comment summed up the desperate action: 'greater love hath no man than this, than to lay down his friends for his life.'
Britain suffers the 'Big Freeze' with no frost-free nights between 22nd December 1962 and 5th March 1963.
Art and scienceThe Beatles have their first hit with Love Me Do and release their first album Please Please Me.
The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated and creates a showcase for British artistic talent with the first performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, a wall hanging by Graham Sutherland, stained glass by John Piper, and sculptures by Jacob Epstein and Elizabeth Frink.
InternationalThe world comes to the brink of nuclear war with the Cuban Missile Crisis. In response to the USA's nuclear advantage, the USSR sent missiles to Cuba. The crisis lasted for 12 days before a deal was finally stuck between Khrushchev and Kennedy in which the Cuban missile bases were dismantled in return for the secret removal of US missiles from Turkey.
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