Andrew Douglas

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© Philippe Garner

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Andrew Douglas

by Philippe Garner
modern gelatin silver print, 11 November 1993
12 1/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (307 mm x 201 mm) image size
Given by Philippe Garner, 2017
Photographs Collection
NPG x200084

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  • Andrew Douglas (1952-), Photographer; film director. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • Philippe Garner (1949-), Auctioneer. Artist or producer of 11 portraits, Sitter in 2 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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