David Bailey - Photographs London Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    M. Harrison, David Bailey: archive one, 1957-1969, London: Thames and Hudson, 1999, p. 157, 169, 175, 177, 179 and 181

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sitters include: Mick Jagger; John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Susan Murray; David Hockney; Gerald McCann; Terence Stamp; Jean Shrimpton; Michael Caine; Susan Murray; Lord Snowdon; Michael Cooper; Cecil Beaton and Rudolf Nureyev; Mick Jagger and Max Maxwell; Terence Donovan

    "Irving Penn’s studio is like a cathedral. David Bailey’s studio is like a nightclub."


    David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups was published in 1965 as a loose portfolio of 36 portraits of the 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 from Francis Wyndham (author, literary editor and journalist). 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, among these is Jean Shrimpton who was one of the most internationally famous models of the decade and worked almost exclusively with Bailey.


Box of Pin-Ups

London: Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1965. Thirty-six half-tone prints.
Each approximately 36.7 x 31.8 cm (14 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.) or the reverse.
Biographical details of each sitter printed on the reverse of each print. Contained in the original card box. This lot is accompanied by one duplicate half-tone print and ten postcards contained in the original card box, published by FNAC Galeries, Paris, 1984.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £8,750

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London 8 May 2014 4pm