1 / 14       Andy Warhol, 1965. © David Bailey.

2 / 14       Mick Jagger, 1964. © David Bailey.

3 / 14       Johnny Depp, 1995. © David Bailey.

4 / 14       Jack Nicholson, 1984. © David Bailey.

5 / 14       Bob Dylan, 1986. © David Bailey.

6 / 14       John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1965. © David Bailey.

7 / 14       Kate Moss, 2013. © David Bailey.

8 / 14       Catherine Bailey, 1992. © David Bailey.

9 / 14       David Bailey Self portrait, 2011. © David Bailey.

10 / 14       Diana Vreeland, 1967. © David Bailey.

11 / 14       Grace Jones, 2008. © David Bailey.

12 / 14       David Bailey autoritratto. © David Bailey.

13 / 14       Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton, 1973. © David Bailey.

14 / 14       Rolling Stones, Avebury Hill, 1968. © David Bailey.

David Bailey - Stardust

Do you remember Thomas, the protagonist of Blow Up? It is known that to achieve his masterpiece Michelangelo Antonioni loosely based his story on Las babas del diablo by the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. In outlining the figure of the fashion photographer of Swinging London in the sixties, Antonioni and Guerra, however, were inspired by a true professional: the Londoner David Bailey, born in 1938.
The exhibition has been dedicated precisely to the latter ("... and do not call it retrospective!" points out the photographer) David Bailey - Stardust on display at the PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (via Palestro, 14 in Milan) from March 1st to June 1st, 2015. In these prestigious Milan premises it is possible to admire a selection of over three hundred images, personally supervised by the seventy-seven year old photographer, which range from portraits to places to the prominent personalities of culture and art of the last fifty years, on a chronological path which compares India to Australia, Papua New Guinea and Sudan, the people of the East End of London to the Pin-Ups.
One of the most interesting characteristics of Bailey’s work is that he was able to demolish the very strict rules on which generations of portrait painters and fashion photographers had based themselves. Bailey must have introduced that typical street culture energy, which merged in his personal style in a sort of indifferent, seemingly random way, which became his signature style. Effectively it is this, which triumphs in his portraits, that empathy with his subjects which is a clear manifestation of involvement with the author.
On the occasion of this exhibition, Bailey has also realized some new prints, which allowed him to revisit and somehow rethink some of his most famous images.
The Stardust exhibition was produced and created by the City of Milan in partnership with the Tod's Group as part of the projects in support of the Arte, della Culture e dei Beni Architettonici Italiani and has been made possible thanks to the collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery and Icon Magazine.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, which is published by Skira.

Stardust
PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, via Palestro, 14 - Milan (Italy)
March 1st – June 1st, 2015

opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 am - 7.30 pm | Thursday, 9.30 am - 10.30 pm | Monday closed
admission fee: 8,00 € | € 6.50 reduced-price ticket: for groups of at least 15 people accompanied by a guide, visitors from 6 to 26 years old, visitors over 65 years old, disabled visitors, Touring Club and FAI members with membership cards, military, police services not on duty, teachers, MuseoCard cardholders | special reduced-price ticket € 4.00: for all visitors every Thursday from 19.00; for groups of students from schools of all levels; groups organized directly by the Touring Club and the FAI; Civil Service volunteers with card; Town hall employees of Milan with badge (any accompanying guests € 6.50) | Admission Free: children up to 6 years, a helper for each group, two teachers for each school group, a carer for disabled visitors, a helper and a guide for each Touring Club and FAI group, employees of the Beni Architettonici e Artistici authority, journalists, ICOM members, tour guides with card | family ticket: adults € 6.50 + small children (under 14 years) special reduced-price ticket € 4.00.
info: +39 02 88446359
c.mostre@comune
www.pacmilano.it

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