by Neil Libbert
bromide print, 1984
9 5/8 in. x 14 3/8 in. (243 mm x 364 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Neil Libbert (1938-), Photographer. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Bacon is shown here at the French House, Soho. Libbert photographed Bacon several times, including outside his 7 Reece Mews studio on the morning of his 80th birthday.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (The French House, Soho, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Neil Libbert: Photojournalist (17 September 2012 - 28 April 2013)
Events of 1984back to top
Current affairsThe Provisional IRA bomb the Grand Hotel in Brighton where various politicians, including the Prime Minister, where staying for the annual Conservative Party conference. The bomb killed five people including a conservative MP, but no members of the cabinet. Thatcher began the next session of the conference the following morning at 9.30 as planned saying: 'all attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail.'
Art and scienceDr Alec Jeffreys discovers that patterns in an individual's DNA can be identified and that each person has a unique 'genetic fingerprint'. The technique was soon utilised by forensic scientists to help in criminal investigations, and in order to identify human remains, for paternity testing, and to match organ donors.
Ted Hughes is appointed poet Laureate.