by Jennie Baptiste
lith print, 1999
19 1/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. (485 mm x 367 mm)
Given by Jennie Baptiste, 2004
This portraitback to top
This portrait of south London rapper and producer, Roots Manuva, was commissioned by the British hip hop magazine, Fatboss, with styling and art direction by Jennie Baptiste and Mat-C, and make up by Rebekah Ford. This portrait of south London rapper and producer, Roots Manuva, was commissioned by the British hip hop magazine, Fatboss, with styling and art direction by Jennie Baptiste and Mat-C, and make up by Rebekah Ford.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Creative Connections 2016: Southwark and Lambeth (10 June 2016 - 6 September 2016)
Events of 1999back to top
Current affairsFollowing referendums in 1997, The Scottish Parliament is opened and Welsh Assembly established in 1999. The new Scottish Parliament has the powers to pass legislation and alter tax. The Welsh Assembly currently has less legislative authority but controls a budget for Wales and can amend legislation passed by Westminster.
The House of Lords Act removes all but 92 Hereditary Lords from the second chamber.
Art and scienceTom Stoppard and Marc Norman's film, Shakespeare in Love wins the Oscar for Best Picture. The film, starring Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and Colin Firth, among other British screen stars, provides a fictitious account of the events that inspired William Shakespeare to write Romeo and Juliet.
InternationalNATO begins a bombing campaign against the government of Yugoslavia following the breakdown of the Rambouillet Accords that attempted to grant Kosovo autonomy within Serbia under NATO administration. After nearly three months of bombing, Slobodan Milosevic agreed to allow a peacekeeping force to enter Kosovo and the province was placed under a United Nations Interim Administration.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.
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