David Bailey

Pin up Box

D a v i d B a i l e y 's box of pin-ups' in 1965 as a loose portfolio of 36 portraits of the mainly-male 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 by Francis Wyndham. 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, all of whom are models; as the notes explain, 'in the age of Mick Jagger, it is the boys who are the pin-ups'. Here the pin-up is singer Gordon Waller, of the pop duo Peter and Gordon ('the English Everly brothers'). Haftoneprints from 1965 Size : unframed 36 x 32 cm

H: 36 cm x 32 cm

David Bailey Portfolio