Historical Portraits Picture Archive

True Blue, Portrait of Margaret Thatcher b.1925 

Ruskin Spear 

True Blue, Portrait of Margaret Thatcher b.1925, Ruskin Spear
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Oil on canvas
20th Century
 
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This play on Mrs Thatcher's political colour is typical of Spear's work, as he seeks to push the boundaries of conventional representational art, merging it with popular culture and seeking a wider frame of reference and allusion than the often retrospective habits of contemporary portraiture.
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