David Bailey, ‘Jack Nicholson’, 1984, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC)

"Stardust - David Bailey"

Venue: Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan (2015)

About David Bailey

Over a career spanning more than half a century, renowned British photographer David Bailey CBE has shot everyone, from the Queen of England on her 88th birthday to Australian aboriginals and Indian sadhus; London’s Eastenders to icons of fashion, music, film, and art. Inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, he got his start in 1959, becoming a photographer for British Vogue the following year. With a stripped-down, direct style, he reveals the beauty and heart of all of his subjects. In his words: “The pictures I take are simple and direct and about the person I’m photographing and not about me. I spend more time talking to the person than I do taking pictures.” Bailey’s black-and-white and color portraits and fashion shoots broke down barriers of class and race with their youthful, punk aesthetic, equalizing everyone who appears before his lens.

British, b. 1938

Solo Shows on Artsy

Stardust - David Bailey, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan

Group Shows on Artsy

Christmas Selected, Pangolin, London
Tra la via Emilia e il West, Galleria Valeria Bella, Milano
The Photographers 2015, Beetles + Huxley, London
Paul Stolper Gallery at Art 14, Paul Stolper Gallery