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London

National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Lecture: The Changing Faces of Fame
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom


September 20th, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Andy Warhol , John SwannellJohn Swannell, Andy Warhol , 1979
© Courtesy of the Artist and National Portrait Gallery
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
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OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm
TAGS:  
portraiture, Lecture
COST:  
Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or call 020 7306 0055
> DESCRIPTION

How have perceptions of fame been influenced by portraiture? Rob Dickins, who has worked with celebrities for over 40 years, takes us through portraits by Watts to Warhol, showing celebrities from Garbo to Gaga.

In the 19th century G.F. Watts created his Hall of Fame, a gallery of portraits of celebrities of his day.  Today, we are inundated with images of celebrities. How has fame been portrayed by painters, photographers and graphic artists over the years? How have changes in style encouraged different interpretations of iconic figures? With so many celebrity images being created today, how will they be remembered in years to come?

Rob Dickins has spent 40 years in the music industry working alongside artists such as Madonna, Cher, Seal, Enya, and Malcolm McLaren. His collection of over 4,000 Victorian photographs includes photographs of artists and celebrities of the day, and is housed at the Watts Gallery.

Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or call 020 7306 0055


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