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Figures from the media: caricatures by Barry Fantoni, 1960s-1970s


17 Portraits in set

This group of caricatures, a recent acquisition, represents popular comedians and broadcasters of the 1960s and 70s, collectively known as the 'Media Mob'. It also includes politicians and businessmen who, like the entertainers, were becoming 'media personalities'. Made for publications including the Listener, Radio Times, Sunday Times and Cosmopolitan magazine, these caricatures provide a fascinating insight into the importance of illustration during this period in creating and popularising these media 'personalities'.

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Dick Emery, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6778

Dick Emery

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6778

Dick Emery, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6779

Dick Emery

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6779

Sir Bruce Forsyth, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6780

Sir Bruce Forsyth

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6780

Russell Harty, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6781

Russell Harty

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6781

Sir Freddie Laker, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6785

Sir Freddie Laker

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6785

Jimmy Savile, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6786

Jimmy Savile

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6786

Harold Wilson, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6788

Harold Wilson

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6788

Arthur Askey, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6773

Arthur Askey

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1970
NPG 6773

Sir Edward Heath, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6782

Sir Edward Heath

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, circa 1972
NPG 6782

Tony Blackburn, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6775

Tony Blackburn

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1975
NPG 6775

Alan Donald Whicker, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6787

Alan Donald Whicker

by Barry Fantoni
pencil, gouache and collage, 1975
NPG 6787

Ken Dodd, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6777

Ken Dodd

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1978
NPG 6777

Frankie Howerd, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6783

Frankie Howerd

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1978
NPG 6783

Ludovic Kennedy, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6784

Ludovic Kennedy

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1978
NPG 6784

Dave Allen, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6772

Dave Allen

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache
NPG 6772