The National Portrait Gallery has announced that it will be hosting an exhibition of the work of David Bailey in February 2014, featuring photographs never before seen in public.
Image: David Bailey’s new portrait of Kate Moss, to be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery. © David Bailey
Titled ‘Bailey’s Stardust’, the exhibition features more than 250 images, all of which have been personally selected by Bailey himself.
The selection includes images from Bailey’s 2012 travels to the Naga Hills in India, as well as a new portrait of supermodel Kate Moss (above).
The National Portrait Gallery revealed that Bailey will be making new silver gelatin prints of his black and white portraits especially for this exhibition.
Image: A portrait from Bailey’s recent series titled ‘Naga Land’. © David Bailey
Two of Bailey’s acclaimed bodies of works will be represented in the exhibition: ‘Box of Pin-Ups’, poster prints from the 1960s of celebrities who epitomised the ‘Swinging London’ scene, and ‘Bailey’s Democracy’, a more recent series in which Bailey asked every visitor to his studio if they would agree to being photographed naked.
Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, said, ‘Bailey’s Stardust is a very special event. It offers an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the widest range of the mercurial portraits created by David Bailey, one of the world’s greatest image-makers.’
‘Bailey’s Stardust’ will be showing at London’s National Portrait Gallery from February 6 to June 1, 2014. There will be a charge for admission, currently unspecified. A book of the same title, designed by David Bailey, will accompany the exhibition, available in hardback and priced at £45.