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Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and John Lennon portraits in Bailey’s Stardust exhibition

Bailey’s Stardust exhibition catalogue

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.


Rolling Stones photos: collectable Mick Jagger cover

Rolling Stones photos: Mick Jagger cover, GQ March 2014

Rolling Stones photos: GQ March 2014. © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd 2014.

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2014 issue of Gentlemen’s Quarterly were still on sale in London this week, but the Mick Jagger cover is about to be superseded by the April issue.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.