27.01.2014 | Arts


In partnership with HUGO BOSS the London National Portrait Gallery is hosting the largest ever exhibition of photographer and artist David Bailey.

“Everyone takes one great photo in his life – hopefully I’ll take two, then I’ll have the edge.” is what David Bailey once said modestly about his work. The fact that there are significantly more than just two photos, can now be witnessed by anyone from the beginning of February. On 6 February, 2014 the London National Portrait Gallery, in partnership with HUGO BOSS, launches the exhibition “Bailey’s Stardust“, featuring around 250 portraits by the British artist. The 76-year-old has curated the exhibition of predominantly black-and-white photographs himself. Among them are well-known images of famous personalities from the worlds of music, literature, film, fashion, sports and the arts as well as many shots of unknown men and women whom Bailey has encountered on his travels. Numerous never before exhibited works, such as a portrait of Kate Moss, facilitate a deep appreciation of his creative oeuvre.

David Bailey is regarded as an icon of black-and-white photography and numbers among the premier portrait artists of our time. His career as a fashion and portrait photographer began in the 60s. His work is still featured in the world’s most prestigious magazines. Bailey has also been active as a photographer for HUGO BOSS: recently he photographed the sportsmen, all of whom are under contract to HUGO BOSS.

'Bailey's Stardust' will be showing from February 6 through June 1, 2014, at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Apart from many well-known personalities from the realms of music, film and fashion HUGO BOSS will be at the exhibition's preview on 03/02/2014, reporting live via Twitter. Follow us!


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