1 portrait of Roy Lichtenstein
by Horst P. Horst
modern print from original negative, 1978
11 3/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (290 mm x 290 mm) image size
Given by the estate of Horst P. Horst, 2001
Artistback to top
- Horst P. Horst (1906-1999), Photographer. Artist of 20 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United States (sitter's studio, East Hampton, New York, United States)
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.