Bailey’s Stardust

Bailey's StardustDavid Bailey, Kate Moss, 2013. Image courtesy of David Bailey

Bailey’s Stardust
6 February – 1 June 2014

David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. As well as new work, this landmark exhibition includes a wide variety of Bailey’s photographs from a career that has spanned more than half a century.

Bailey's StardustDavid Bailey, From the series Papua New Guinea, 1974. Image courtesy of David Bailey

Bailey’s Stardust is presented thematically across a series of contrasting rooms and illustrates the extraordinary range of subjects that Bailey has captured: actors, writers, musicians, filmmakers, designers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels; many of them famous, some anonymous, all of them unforgettable.

Bailey's StardustDavid Bailey, Francis Bacon, 1983. Image courtesy of David Bailey

Rooms are devoted to Bailey’s time in East Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Delhi and the Naga Hills, as well as icons from the worlds of fashion and the arts, striking portraits of the Rolling Stones and Catherine Bailey and people of the East End of London.

Bailey's StardustDavid Bailey, Hound Dog Dolly (Karen Sharman), 2004. Image courtesy of David Bailey

Featuring over 250 images, personally selected and printed by Bailey, the exhibition offers an unmissable opportunity to experience the work of one of the world’s greatest image-makers.

more. http://www.npg.org.uk/

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