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Unseen David Bailey portraits of Kate Moss and Mick Jagger to go on show at National Portrait Gallery


Previously unexhibited portraits of Mick Jagger and Kate Moss by David Bailey will go on show as part of a retrospective of the renowned fashion photographer at the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition, which opens in February, will be one of the NPG's largest-scale photography exhibitions, with over 250 portraits of well-known faces including the Rolling Stones, Jack Nicholson and Damon Albarn.

Bailey's Stardust will also include a new picture of Kate Moss, previously unseen pictures taken last year during a trip to India and whole rooms dedicated to his wife and the Stones.

The gallery's director Sandy Nairne said: "Bailey's Stardust is a very special event. It offers an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the widest range of the mercurial portraits created by David Bailey, one of the world's greatest image-makers."

Bailey, who grew up in the East End of London, made his name in the 1960s as one of a group of young photographers including Terence Donovan who documented the era in the capital and rubbed shoulders with stars from the arts and fashion worlds.

His relationship with model Jean Shrimpton recently inspired a television drama, We'll Take Manhattan, with Aneurin Barnard playing Bailey and former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan playing Shrimpton.

Portraits included the show have been personally selected by Bailey from the subjects and groups that he has captured over the last five decades: actors, writers, musicians, politicians, filmmakers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels.

Bailey will make new silver gelatin prints of his black-and-white portraits especially for the exhibition.

Mick Jagger by David Bailey, 1964