A SPRINKLE OF STARDUST’ AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
A metaphorical journey into the 60s’ ‘Swinging London‘ and beyond: this is the main essence of Bailey ‘s Stardust, which opened last February at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Nearly three hundred portraits selected by David Bailey and reproduced in black and white on the occasion of the exhibition.
Actors, fashion icons, models, designers, artists, filmmakers in silver gelatin print with a distinctive and flamboyant vintage touch, (Mike Jagger, Kate Moss, Damon Albarn and Francis Bacon).
The main theme of the exhibition is ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust’, the endless life and death’s dualism. Bailey ‘s Stardust epitomises the sparkling life of the showbiz and has been drawing a wide audience made up of neophytes, professional photographers and fashion lovers. Peculiar.
(Images courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London)
Bailey ‘s Stardust
6 February – 5 June 2014
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin ‘s Place
London WC2H 0HE
Telephone number: 020 7306 0055
Ticket: £ 16
Opening hours: Open every day from 10 to 18 . Thursday and Friday until 21 pm
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Untitled (England), late 1980’s/early 1990s Archival gelatin-silver print
11 x 14 inches
© Collection of the artist
“I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste.” David Lynch
Take a glance at gloomy and introspective photographs taken by eclectic genius David Lynch between 1980 and 2000 in England, Berlin, Lodz, Poland, New York City and New Jersey, USA. The exhibition, currently running at The Photographers Gallery in Oxford Circus, London, is focused on the photography as a subjective tool used by the film maker to capture mysterious, dark and abandoned landscapes.
Hypnotic and enigmatic glimpses of uninhabited locations with dark and grey tones of dust, fog and debris capture the spectator and surely will draw you into the exhibition. A multi channel soundtrack will carry you away in a dark atmosphere which is the perfect counterpoint of these gelatin-silver print pictures.
Not to be missed.
(Images courtesy of The Photographers Gallery Press Office)
David Lynch: The Factory Photographs
17 January – 30 March 2014
The Photographers Gallery, London
For more information: http://www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk/david-lynch-the-factory-photographs