David Bailey Sumo

This big book of David Bailey is the culmination of an incredible career, the result of two years’ worth of research into his personal archives. Through penetrating pictures of the beautiful and the notorious, the idolized and the powerful, friends and family, writers, artists, and fellow photographers, Bailey presents a sweeping cultural history of the last 60 years. Featured subjects include Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela, Francis Bacon, Zaha Hadid, the Rolling Stones, Jack Nicholson, Brigitte Bardot, Margaret Thatcher, and hundreds more.

As his friend Damien Hirst writes in the foreword: “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.

The Collector’s Edition (No. 301–3,000) is limited to 2,700 copies.

Hardcover, numbered and signed by David Bailey, 50 x 70 cm, 440 pages, with a bookstand designed by Marc Newson. Each edition comes with a set of four book jackets featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Jean Shrimpton, Mick Jagger, and Andy Warhol.

Once your order has been processed you will be emailed by our online shop team, who will let you know when your order will be available to collect from the RA Shop, along with details of where to find us.

Due to the size and weight of this book, we recommend two people for the collection.

UK and international delivery can be arranged for an additional charge, please get in touch with our online shop team who will be able to provide quotes and delivery options at raonlineshop@royalacademy.org.uk

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Dimensions 70 x 22 x 50cm
Fabric & material Hardback
No. of Pages 440
SKU 12090178

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Product story

In 1965, portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey released his ground-breaking 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, Bailey was also the inspiration for the classic movie Blow-Up. From the Swinging ’60s to the present day, Bailey has never stopped pushing the boundaries of his signature in-your-face portraiture and is widely regarded as one of the great postwar photographers.

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