Stella Inez Astor
Stella Inez Astor
by Brian Duffy
bromide fibre print, circa 1972
9 in. x 9 in. (229 mm x 229 mm)
acquired Brian Duffy, 1972
Sitterback to top
- Stella Inez Astor (1949-), Granddaughter of 2nd Viscount Astor; former wife of Martin Wilkinson. Sitter in 11 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Brian Duffy (1936-2010), Photographer and film producer. Artist of 7 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Events of 1972back to top
Current affairsBritain joins the European Community. After two attempts both vetoed by President Charles De Gaulle of France, Britain is finally accepted into the EC under the pro-European leadership of Edward Heath.
British soldiers shoot 14 unarmed protesters in the Bloody Sunday massacre. The men were part of a march through Londonderry, protesting about the policy of internment without trial.
Art and scienceDavid Bowie releases The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars; a classic glam-rock concept album with the themes of space aliens, gender ambiguity and rock 'n' roll superstardom.
InternationalThe arrest of five men who were caught trying to bug the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee marks the beginning of the 'Watergate Scandal'. The scandal centred on attempts to spy on the Democratic opposition in order to help President Nixon's re-election, and finally led to Nixon's resignation two years later.
Black September Palestinian terrorists murder 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich.
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