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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.2047:30-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 1035

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'. Here the Rolling Stones, formed in 1962, pose as the new 'boy band' phenomenon.

Physical description

Black and white group portrait of the Rolling Stones.

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

The Rolling Stones
Printed; Reverse, top left

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, lead singer; Charlie Watts, drummer; Bill Wyman, bass guitarist; Keith Richard, lead guitarist; Brian Jones, rhythm guitarist
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

The Rolling Stones, 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
Walter Moser and Klaus Albrecht Schroder (eds), Blow-up. Antonioni's Classic Film and Photography Hatje Cantz, 2014. ISBN: 978-3775737371.
p. 200

Categories

Fashion; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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