David Bailey, Bailey’s Stardust
For more than fifty years, David Bailey has produced outstanding images for the great fashion magazines (including more than 350 covers for British Vogue), directed award-winning commercials and films, and created his own special projects and publications. This exhibition has been selected by Bailey and brings together those portraits, which he believes to be specially resonant or memorable. Whether creating fashion portraits, producing editorial work for magazines, shooting in London, New York or Papua New Guinea, Bailey produces images of people that cut to the quick. Never bound by stylistic convention, the engagement between artist and subject is palpable in the final print. Bailey’s Stardust 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.
Exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London in collaboration with David Bailey.
Exhibition venue: église Sainte-Anne, Rencontres d’Arles 2014.