David Bailey was a key player in documenting the early Stones: his Rolling Stones photos are among the best-known Stones images of all. And his striking photograph of a hooded Mick Jagger adorning the cover of this month’s GQ, the men’s style mag, is probably the most familiar of David Bailey’s many Rolling Stones shots.
Collectors of Rolling Stones photos need to buy now
But this key Rolling Stones image is about to disappear from the news-stands. Copies of the March 2014 issue of Gentlemen’s Quarterly were still on sale in London this week, but the Mick Jagger cover is about to be superseded by the April issue.
The Mick Jagger cover, which will be snapped up by aficionados of Rolling Stones photos, is one of a series of six Collector’s Issues celebrating Bailey’s Stardust, the exhibition of the photographs of David Bailey, running at London’s National Portrait Gallery until 1 June.