David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups
each with printed text by Francis Wyndham (verso); box illustrated with portrait of Mick Jagger by Bailey, title and text by Francis Wyndham (recto) and portrait of Mick Jagger by Bailey (verso)
36 half-tone prints in original box with cardboard insert stamped 'Packing piece to be thrown away' and sheet of brown paper
each sheet: 36.7 x 31.8 cm. (14 ½ x 12 ½ in.)
Published by Weidenfield and Nicolson, London, 1965.

M. Harrison, David Bailey: archive one, 1957-1969, London, 1999, pp. 157, 169, 175, 177, 179, 181.
D. Bailey, Bailey's Stardust, London, 2014, pp. 191-197.
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David Bailey was a key player in the London 60s scene. He represented a new breed of photographer who not only shot but socialised with models, actors, pop stars and artists, and achieved cult status in his own right. The publication sale of his Box of Pin-Ups was a unique event for a photographer at that time. The portraits represented the new ‘popocracy’, the movers and shakers, so to speak, who had already achieved prominence in their respective fields and, who not least through Bailey’s images, themselves came to define the era. This iconic collection of images captures the makers of 60s Swinging London, including Mick Jagger, John Lennon and The Beatles, the Krays, Michael Caine, Nureyev, Beaton, Terence Stamp, Brian Epstein, Jean Shrimpton, The Kray Brothers (Reggie, Charlie, Ronnie), Celia Hammond and Gordon Waller, Lord Snowdon, David Puttnam, Michael Caine, David Hockney, Susan Murray, Vidal Sassoon.

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