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A snapshot of 1975

In this year at Warwick:

  • A rent strike in the spring resulted in a month-long occupation of Senate House during the summer term.
  • Rent for a room in Rootes residences was £4.82 per week.

Patrick Caufield was one of a "New Generation" of artists that included Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and David Hockney. They studied together at the Royal College of Art in London at the time of the emergence of Pop Art, a movement which revelled in the culture of the mass media as well as commenting ironically upon it.

Drawing on influences from Matisse, Braque and Léger, Caufield developed a characteristic style that uses strong black outlines and areas of flat colour. His subjects are often mundane, everyday things which are depicted with extreme economy and personal detachment.

And in the world:

  • The Vietnam War ended after over 18 years.
  • Microsoft was founded.
  • President Ford escaped two assassination attempts, which occurred within 3 weeks of one another.


1975

Patrick Caufield | Rose Bottle | Screenprint | 780 x 1030 mm