London will always be London. The European capital has always something going on and if you are lucky enough to be there in the incoming weeks, here are 2 photo exhibitions you do not want to miss. David Bailey at the National Portrait Gallery and Richard Hamilton at the Tate Modern.
David Bailey, fashion Portraitist
It is mot the first time we talk about David Bailey. The British photographer ruled the fashion scene for more than 60 years. With his first Vogue cover in 1960, David Bailey was the leader artist of “Swinging London”, a cultural movement in the 60’s about modernism and youth.
This year the prestigious National Portrait Gallery dedicates one of the biggest photography exhibition in the honor of David Bailey with 250 portraits. It is called Bailey’s Stardust.
In this exhibition, visitors will be able to get a broad snapshot of the photographer work. From worldwide celebrities to fashion covers, artists, singers and unknown people from his travels. It will also be represented some photographies from Bailey’s work called Democracy.
You will be able to visit this exhibition until June 1st 2014.
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place London WC2H 0HE
020 7306 0055
Richard Hamilton, Pop-Artist
Probably one of the founders of the Pop-art movement, Richard Hamilton did an impressive artistic work throughout several decades. He was at the origin of the first exhibition that launched Pop-Art in London: This is tomorrow in 1956. The iconic installation “Fun House” is the symbol of this new trend.
He was also the one behind the Beatles’s White Album cover. And for the record, he was the one organizing the first retrospective about Marcel Duchamp at the Tate Modern.
His personal artistic work is impressively rich and covered an amazing amount of explorations. The Tate exhibition covers the entire period from the 50’s to more recent work. It explores his relationship to several personal interests like design, painting, photography and television, as well as his engagement and collaborations with other incredible artists. The exhibition is running until May 24th, so you better hurry up.
London SE1 9TG
There is always something going on in London and this Spring the city of Shakespear is nostalgic from this period in history in which everything was possible. Just try it you might want to get more of it.