Gilbert & George
45 of 45 portraits by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
Gilbert & George
by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
bromide fibre print, 1997
18 1/2 in. x 18 5/8 in. (469 mm x 472 mm)
Given by John Morton Morris, 2005
Sitterback to top
- Gilbert & George (1943-; 1942-), Artists. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda (1937-), Photographer. Artist of 45 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
In 1990, whilst writing for the Daily Telegraph, Farson was invited by the artists to accompany them to the opening of their exhibition in Moscow, curated by James Birch. Operating as one artist, Gilbert Proesch (b.1943) and George Passmore (b.1942) have worked together since they met in the 1960s when they were both studying at St Martin's School of Art, London. Farson recalled, 'Our meeting was extraordinarily lucky for me. As one grows older, life tends to shrink, though I try to stretch it with new experience. Gilbert & George gave me this opportunity.'
Events of 1997back to top
Current affairsThe Labour party - re-branded as New Labour - win a spectacular landslide election and Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. Their electoral campaign promised that 'things can only get better' and that their priorities would be 'education, education, education.' While New Labour's 'third way' centralist approach put off some party traditionalists, it secured the popular vote.
Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed die in a car crash in Paris.
Art and scienceJ.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first of seven fantasy books chronicling the life of Harry and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: learning magic, breaking school rules, romantic entanglements and their struggles against the evil Lord Voldemort.
Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland announce that they have cloned the first mammal from an adult cell: '6LL3', or Dolly the Sheep.
InternationalGovernor of Hong Kong Chris Patten hands the island back to China after one hundred and fifty years as a British Colony. Although sovereignty was restored to China, it was agreed that the Island would become a 'Special Administrative Region' under the 'One Country, Two Systems' principle, effectively keeping its capitalist economy and way of life for a period of 50 years.
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