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    Sale 2113

    Photographs From The Collection Of Gert Elfering

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    DAVID BAILEY (B. 1938)

    Jean Shrimpton, 1963

    Price Realised  


    DAVID BAILEY (B. 1938)
    Jean Shrimpton, 1963
    gelatin silver print
    signed and dated in ink (on the recto), titled in ink and credit stamp (on the reverse of the flush mount)
    18 x 15 3/8in. (46 x 39cm.)

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    Bailey and Shrimpton became, in 1962, the archetypal photographer-model couple of the new London scene. For a few brief years they were the most prolific, successful and exemplary of the new generation. This image was the one selected to illustrate Bailey's work in a Sunday Times feature, 'The Model Makers', that was significant in reinforcing the popular mythology around three influential fashion photographers, Terence Donovan, Brian Duffy and Bailey.


    Hamiltons Gallery, London


    Queen, November 1963;
    Wyndham, 'The Model Makers', The Sunday Times Colour Magazine, May 10 1964, p. 21.