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Photograph - David Bailey's box of pin-ups; Lord Snowdon
  • David Bailey's box of pin-ups
    David Bailey, born 1938
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David Bailey's box of pin-ups; Lord Snowdon

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London, England

  • Date:

    1965 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    David Bailey, born 1938 (photographer)
    Wyndham, Francis (writer)
    Boxer, Mark, born 1931 - died 1988 (designer)
    Hillman, David (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Half-tone print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mark Haworth-Booth

  • Museum number:

    E.2047:18-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

David Bailey rose to fame as a fashion photographer in the early 1960s, his photographs. He published 'David Bailey's box of pin-ups' in 1965 as a loose portfolio of 36 portraits of the mainly-male fashionable elite that, as the cover description states, 'belong to Bailey's own world of fashion, pop music and the Ad Lib [nightclub]'. Each portrait is accompanied by notes by Francis Wyndham. Together, they constitute a celebration of the growing celebrity culture of the Sixties, and many of them have become the definitive images of key figures of cultural life in London during the Swinging Sixties.
Surprisingly, only four of the pin-ups are women, all of whom are models; as the notes explain, 'in the age of Mick Jagger, it is the boys who are the pin-ups'. The photographer Tony Armstrong-Jones was created Lord Snowdon when he married Princess Margaret in 1960, ushering in a new celebrity status for fashionable photographers.

Physical description

Black and white portrait of Lord Snowdon (Tony Armstrong-Jones) in corduroy jacket, smoking a cigar in holder, against white background.

Place of Origin

London, England

Date

1965 (published)

Artist/maker

David Bailey, born 1938 (photographer)
Wyndham, Francis (writer)
Boxer, Mark, born 1931 - died 1988 (designer)
Hillman, David (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Half-tone print

Marks and inscriptions

Lord Snowdon
Text about Lord Snowdon (Tony Armstrong-Jones)

Dimensions

Width: 32 cm, Height: 37 cm

Object history note

David Bailey rose to fame as a fashion photographer in the early 1960s, his photographs. He published 'David Bailey's box of pin-ups' in 1965 as a loose portfolio of 36 portraits of the mainly-male fashionable elite that, as the cover description states, 'belong to Bailey's own world of fashion, pop music and the Ad Lib [nightclub]'. Each portrait is accompanied by notes by Francis Wyndham. Together, they constitute a celebration of the growing celebrity culture of the Sixties, and many of them have become the definitive images of key figures of cultural life in London during the Swinging Sixties.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

David Bailey's box of pin-ups, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1965
Originally published as a box containing the plates loose and unbound.
Library's copy has the plates rebound in a blue HMSO binding with the spine title: David Bailey's box of pin-ups.

Subjects depicted

Snowdon, Lord

Categories

Fashion; Photographs

Collection code

PDP

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