David Bailey UK, b. 1939
Considered one of the pioneers of contemporary photography, David Bailey is widely recognised for photographing some of the most compelling images of the last five decades. Bailey first rose to prominence by capturing luminarees of a new generation of models including Jean Shrimpton and Penelope Tree. Since the 1960s, Bailey's photographic process has continued to impress and inspire fashion taste-makers, design aficionados, art lovers, and collectors alike, capturing iconic images of legends such as: The Rolling Stones, the Kray twins, Damien Hirst and Kate Moss. Bailey's striking and powerful images have become a genre in their own right.
Tales from the Colony Room: Art and Bohemia15 Sep - 20 Dec 2020Tales from the Colony recounts the genesis of the modern and contemporary art scene that was cultivated by the artists who passed through the doors of the Colony Rooms, the infamous private members club for artists and writers in London. The exhibition presents works of art by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, R. B. Kitaj, F. N. Souza, Frank Auerbach, John Deakin, Daniel Farson, Bruce Bernard, Nina Hamnett, Isabel Rawsthorne, Michael Clark, Sir Peter Blake, Eduardo Paolozzi, Patrick Caulfield, Darren Coffield, Daniel Chadwick, Amelia Troubridge, David Bailey, Sarah Lucas, Maggi Hambling, and many more Modern and Contemporary British artists.