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 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.
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.
Featuring over 250 images, personally selected and printed by Bailey, the exhibition offers an unmissable opportunity to experience his work.
Mick Jagger, 1964
Damon Albarn, 2007
Francis Bac0n, 1983
Roy Shaw, 2002
Jack Nicholson, 1978
‘Hound Dog Dolly’ (Karen Sharman), 2004
Jerry Hall & Helmut Newton in Cannes, 1983
From the series Nagaland, 2012
Salvador Dali & David Bailey, 1972
Self Portrait during National Service in Singapore, 1957