This terrific photograph of Margaret Thatcher by Roger Bamber* is a part of an excellent show on political imagery at the Design and Copyright Society in London. I have some still and animated work in the show. The Kowalsky gallery is at 33 Great Sutton Street, London and the show is on until the end of January. Full details are on the gallery page at their website.
* Maggie Gets Her Hands Dirty, May 1983 by Roger Bamber.© Roger Bamber 2007.
Interestingly, the photo never saw the light of day after Roger took it, as Mrs T was running in the 1983 election campaign at the time, and the image of her holding a pile of crap was thought too unfortunate to be publishable. In case anyone was in any doubt, spin, clearly, did not begin in 1997.
While we are talking exhibitions, I’m also going to be at the annual Big Draw in Covent Garden this weekend, on October 13th and 14th. There is a massive amount of drawing and joke related activity going on, over both days, do come along and enjoy yourselves.