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

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1965 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bailey, David, 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.2047:29-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 909, box N

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.
This portrait shows the model Celia Hammond and Gordon Waller, of the pop duo Peter and Gordon. The caption notes compare them to Echo and Narcissus - 'the insubstantial beauty and the peacock male.'

Physical description

Black and white portrait of the model Celia Hammond embracing the singer Gordon Waller.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1965 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Bailey, David, 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

Celia Hammond and Gordon
Printed; Reverse, top left

Echo and Narcissus: a recurring relationship in the pop/fashion world. Celia Hammond, model, clings to Gordon Waller, of Peter and Gordon - the insubstantial beauty and the peacock male.
Printed; reverse, top left; Wyndham, Francis

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.

Descriptive line

Celia Hammond and Gordon, half-tone print from 'David Bailey's box of pin-ups', by David Bailey, published 1965

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

David Bailey's box of pin-ups, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1965

Categories

Fashion; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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