by Nicholas Sinclair
gelatin silver print, 1993
14 in. x 14 in. (356 mm x 356 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Richard Hamilton (1922-2011), Painter. Sitter in 13 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Hamilton is here photographed in front of his Self-portrait 13.7.80a, completed in 1990. In 1980, Hamilton began this series of self-portraits, using oil paint at various stages in the creative process. He photographed himself through a sheet of glass marked with paint, editing the image with a computer programme before enlarging it onto canvas and again adding paint.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Richard Hamilton: Portraits of the Artist (19 January 2011 - 13 May 2012)
Events of 1993back to top
Current affairsThe 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 scienceRachel 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.
InternationalCzechoslovakia 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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