Spotlight - David Bailey


St Mary's Books staff members enjoying the launch party at Claridge's in Mayfair!               

St Mary's Books are excited to announce that Taschen's SUMO-sized retrospective celebrating David Bailey's iconic portraits is available to pre-order now!

The culmination of two years researching his archives, portraits of some 300 subjects from the 1950s to the 2010s have been gathered together to discover one of the world's most influential photographers. Bailey's signature style - big and bold - captures subjects as varied as Nelson Mandela, the Beatles, the Queen, Salvador Dali, Bill Gates, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Limited to only 2700 copies, each numbered and signed by David Bailey himself, each edition comes with a set of four book jacket variants: John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Jean Shrimpton and Andy Warhol; and includes a stylish custom-made stand designed by Marc Newson.
£2250

Available to pre-order now
Due to increase to £2500 in the next few weeks - buy now to avoid disappointment

The Art Edition
As with the Collector's Edition, each is numbered and signed by David Bailey himself, and comes with all four of the book jacket variants along with the stand designed by Marc Newson.
There are four variants of the Art Edition which, along with the above, come with a signed original print of one of the following:
John Lennon & Paul McCartney (already SOLD OUT!)
Mick Jagger (only the last few left!)
£9000

Available to pre-order now

*Prices correct at time of writing but subject to change as stock levels diminish

The Man
In 1965, portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey released his groundbreaking book Box of Pin-Ups, securing him as the hip tastemaker for 1960s London cool - with Mick Jagger his best man at his wedding to Catherine Deneuve and also being the inspiration for the classic movie Blow-Up. From with Swinging `60s to the present day, Bailey has never stopped working and pushing the boundaries of his signature in-your-face portraiture and is widely regarding as one of the great postwar photographers. 
As his friend Damien Hirst writes in the foreword to this book: `He`s the master of his art and he`s created a mind-blowing visual language.` Additional text includes a three-part essay on Bailey`s portraiture by noted photography critic Francis Hodgson. 

Mick Jagger
The Art Edition comes with a signed print of Mick Jagger, one of Bailey`s closest friends. It`s no exaggeration to say that the pair were among the coolest people in 1960s London. Their personal bond helped create one of the most famous portraits of the postwar period, also featured in Bailey`s Box of Pin-Ups, with Jagger`s celebrated mouth and unconventional sexual magnetism emphasized by the fur hood.

Jean Shrimpton
The Art Edition comes with a signed print of Jean Shrimpton, a.k.a. `The Shrimp,` Bailey`s muse and lover. To this day one of the most recognizable faces of 1960s Swinging London, she inevitable featured in Bailey`s game-changing Box of Pin-Ups. `She was magic. In a way she was the cheapest model in the world - you only needed to shoot half a roll of film and then you had it,` said Bailey.

Andy Warhol
The Art Edition comes with a signed print of Andy Warhol, taken when the artist was at the peak of his career as New York`s ultimate cutting-edge tastemaker. Without his customary shades, Andy is practically bursting out of the tight frame, clearly not used to being exposed in this way. Their relationship continued into the 1970s, with Bailey making a British TV documentary on this Pop Art master.

Available to view in store within the next few months!
Please contact us if you are interested or have any questions.

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