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Celia Paul

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Celia Paul

by Bruce Bernard
archival pigment print, 1986
19 5/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (500 mm x 335 mm) image size
Given by the estate of Bruce Bernard, 2021
Photographs Collection
NPG x201385

Sitterback to top

  • Celia Paul (1959-), Artist. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer of 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Bruce Bernard (1928-2000), Journalist, writer on photography and photographer. Artist or producer of 6 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

Events of 1986back to top

Current affairs

Hampton Court Palace is devastated by fire. Much of the third floor and the roof of the building were destroyed, although, thanks to the courage of the fire fighters, only one painting and one piece of furniture were ruined.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.

Art and science

Poems on the Underground, the brainchild of American writer Judith Chernaik, is launched by London Underground. A rolling programme of poems is displayed in tube train carriages, bringing contemporary and classic poetry to commuters.
The Independent Newspaper is first published.
Artists, Gilbert and George win the Turner Prize.

International

An explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station leads to nuclear meltdown in the reactor and causes massive nuclear contamination over Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, western Europe, the UK and Ireland, and even North America. The 2005 Chenobyl Forum attributed 56 direct deaths to the disaster and estimated that 9,000 people may die from some form of cancer as a result of exposure to radiation.

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