Bailey’s Stardust is a landmark exhibition of portraits by one of the world’s most distinguished and distinctive photographers, David Bailey.
Over 250 images, personally selected and printed by Bailey, will be presented thematically across a series of contrasting rooms and will illustrate the extraordinary range of subjects that he has captured throughout his career: actors, writers, musicians, filmmakers, designers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels; many of them famous, some anonymous, all of them unforgettable.
Sitters range from the glamorous to the impoverished, the famous to the notorious, as Bailey picks out the highlights of an illustrious 50-year career.
His selection includes icons from the worlds of fashion and the arts, such as Mick Jagger and Francis Bacon, as well as the people he encountered on his travels in Australia, India and Papua New Guinea.
Also included are pictures from his Democracy project, in which visitors to his studio were asked if they would agree to be photographed naked. Meanwhile images of those devastated by the famine in east Africa were taken in support of the Band Aid charity in 1985.
The photographer has made new silver gelatin prints of his black-and-white portraits especially for the exhibition.
A new portrait of Kate Moss is exhibited for the first time, as well as previously unseen images from his 2012 travels to the Naga Hills in India.