David Bailey exhibition heads for Scottish National Portrait Gallery



2015-07-16 16:04:24

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has announced it will host an exhibition celebrating the work of photographer David Bailey.

The show, Bailey's Stardust, arrives in Edinburgh following an international tour and features many of the photographer's most famous images from the 1960s to the present day.

“David Bailey is a phenomenon: a consistently brilliant photographer, whose insightful work pinpoints defining figures and moments in our cultural life, but also allows us to share aspects of his own world and meteoric career," said Christopher Baker, Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

The show will feature Bailey's iconic black and white shots which captured the stars of the 60s in swinging London, including famous shots of Mick Jagger and Michael Caine, alomng with artists such as Man Ray, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali.

It will also feature images captures on his global travels, from the tribespeople of Papua New Guinea to refugee camps on the Ethiopian/Sudanese border, displayed alongside celebrity portraits and images of his wife and muse Catherine Dyer.

“We are thrilled to have been able to help bring David Bailey’s iconic images to Scotland and are sure that Bailey’s Stardust will be a great hit with many visitors - from people who remember seeing his trademark black and white portraits when they first appeared in the 1960s, to those with a keen interest in fashion, and also anyone who is inspired by seeing new and undiscovered parts of the world," added Sarah Whitley, of exhibition partner Baillie Gifford.

"It’s a real pleasure to be involved in the Edinburgh showing of this outstanding exhibition, and in the excitement and glamour it will bring to the city.” 

Bailey's Stardust runs at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh from July 18 until October 18.

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