by Martin Rowson
pen and ink, 15 March 2001
11 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (297 mm x 210 mm) overall
Given by Martin Rowson and Corus Hotels, 2021
Sitterback to top
- Jeremy Dickson Paxman (1950-), Journalist, author and broadcaster. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Martin Rowson (1959-), Cartoonist. Artist or producer of 65 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Related worksback to top
- NPG D49475: Mug Shots front cover artwork (Alastair John Campbell; Michael Foot) (appears within the portrait)
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Gay Hussar Restaurant, 2 Greek Street, Soho, London)
Events of 2001back to top
Current affairsLabour wins a second landslide general election victory campaigning on improvements to public services based on private finance projects. The Conservative party proved itself to be out-of-touch by ignoring public services and campaigning on the issue of Britain's membership of the EU. The day after the election William Hague resigned as leader of the Conservative Party.
Art and scienceThe Eden Project opens in Cornwall. The eco-centre, conceived by Tim Smit, replicates tropical and temporal climates and houses plants from all over the world in two domed biomes. The project is both a large-scale scientific experiment to study the environmental changes in different biomes over time, and a visitor attraction teaching the public about the natural environment.
InternationalOn 11th September (9/11) America comes under foreign attack for the first time since Pearl Harbour when Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists hijack four planes, flying two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, and one into the Pentagon; the fourth plane crashed in a field.
George Bush launches his 'War on Terror' by invading Afghanistan to overthrown the Taliban and capture Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda.
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