David Bailey: SUMO Art Edition

Jean Shrimpton, 1965 [No. 76–150]
David Bailey, Francis Hodgson
Hardcover 440 pages
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 978-3-8365-6788-6
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
David Bailey's Art Edition with the print Jean Shrimpton, 1965 (No. 76–150), comprising  the limited edition SUMO book and limited edition print, both numbered and signed by David Bailey. Accompanied by a bookstand designed by Marc Newson and a set of four book jackets.
David Bailey's SUMO book features 300 of the greatest portraits of our time, printed big and bold.
In 1965, portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey released his groundbreaking book Box Of Pin-Ups, securing him as the hip tastemaker for 1960s London cool. With Mick Jagger his best man at his wedding to Catherine Deneuve, Bailey was also the inspiration for the classic movie Blow-Up. From the Swinging ’60s to the present day, Bailey has never stopped working and pushing the boundaries of his signature in-your-face portraiture and is widely regarded as one of the great postwar photographers.

This big book of Bailey is the culmination of an incredible career, the result of two years’ worth of research into his personal archives. Through penetrating pictures of the beautiful and the notorious, the idolized and the powerful, friends and family, writers, artists, and fellow photographers, Bailey presents a sweeping cultural history of the last 60 years. Featured subjects include Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela, Francis Bacon, Zaha Hadid, the Rolling Stones, Jack Nicholson, Brigitte Bardot, Margaret Thatcher, and hundreds more.

As his friend Damien Hirst writes in the foreword: “He’s the master of his art and he’s created a mind-blowing visual language.” Additional text includes a three-part essay on Bailey’s portraiture by noted photography critic Francis Hodgson.

This Art Edition comes with a signed print of Jean Shrimpton, a.k.a. “The Shrimp,” Bailey’s muse and lover. To this day one of the most recognizable faces of 1960s Swinging London, she inevitably featured in Bailey’s game-changing Box Of Pin-Ups. “She was magic. In a way she was the cheapest model in the world—you only needed to shoot half a roll of film and then you had it,” said Bailey.

David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, 1965 [Art Edition no. 76–150]. Edition of 75
The picture frame seen here is for display purposes only; the print is sold unframed.

David Bailey: SUMO Art Edition: Jean Shrimpton, 1965 [No. 76–150]
£ 10000.00