Portraits of Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and John Lennon are the rock art highlights of Bailey’s Stardust, a career-spanning exhibition of the work of David Bailey running at London’s National Portrait Gallery until 1 June.
Bailey’s Stardust features over 250 works by the celebrated English photographer. It includes a whole room devoted to shots of the Rolling Stones.
According to the Gallery, “Bailey photographed the Rolling Stones for a number of album and single covers and made candid portraits of the group backstage on tour, as well as formal portraits of Jagger with friends and family.”
Fellow members of the LDUFCM (Lord, Deliver Us From Celebrities Movement) will be relieved that Bailey’s Stardust goes well beyond the celeb focus suggested by its title, covering, for example, his photographs of native people in Australia, Sudan, India and Papua New Guinea, as well as the badlands of London’s East End.