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The Hyman Collection is delighted to be lending our life size Spitting Image puppet of former Prime Minister Edward Heath to the following exhibition:
Heath at 100: A Life in Cartoons
Arundells Press Release:
Arundells is delighted to announce that its latest exhibition, 'Edward Heath at 100 - A Life in Cartoons' is now open. The exhibition reflects on Sir Edward's political life, including the rivalries with Harold Wilson, Enoch Powell and Margaret Thatcher that shaped his career.
The exhibition features work by 25 of the most respected political cartoonists of the second half of the twentieth century including Trog (Wally Fawkes), Vicky (Victor Weisz), Low (David Low), Garland (Nicholas Garland), Cummings (Michael Cummings) and Ingram Pinn, who still draws for the Financial Times.
It features cartoons documenting the milestones of Heath's 51-year parliamentary career, spanning his appointment as Harold Macmillan's Minister of Labour in 1959, his five years leading the Opposition, his four-year premiership, his narrow defeats in the two 1974 general elections and then as a veteran MP during the Thatcher, Major and Blair years, culminating in almost a decade as 'Father of the House'.
Also making a guest appearance: the 'Spitting Image' puppet of Sir Edward Heath from the iconic ITV satirical puppet show.