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Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

If ever there was a perfect show for the National Portrait Gallery, then surely this is it. In gallery after gallery we see Cindy Sherman in all her guises and disguises – she occupies hosts of characters from enigmatic film stars to ageing flappers, via Renaissance royalty and vulnerable models. […]

by × July 18, 2019 × 0 comments

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William Eggleston Portraits – The National Portrait Gallery, London

William Eggleston Portraits – The National Portrait Gallery, London

Think of a William Eggleston photograph and it most likely will not feature any people. You most likely may recall simple slices of rural American life: a tangle of wires on a red ceiling, a child’s bike, a coke machine, old gas stations or simply a patch of wall. His work celebrated for the experimental […]

by × September 12, 2016 × 0 comments

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style which has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London, is a major new exhibition celebrating 100 years of fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue. The magazine was founded in 1916 when the First World War made transatlantic shipments of American Vogue impossible. […]

by × February 16, 2016 × 0 comments

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon at The Wilson, Cheltenham

Having missed Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon during its run at the National Portrait Gallery this summer, we were thrilled to hear that the exhibition was transferring to The Wilson, Cheltenham. This remarkable collection of rarely seen photographs follows the captivating rise of Hepburn from her early years in […]

by × November 13, 2015 × 1 comment

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Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton, Cannes by David Bailey, 1983 © David Bailey.Bailey's Stardust at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Bailey’s Stardust, National Portrait Gallery

“The king lion on the Savannah: incredibly attractive, with a dangerous vibe. He was the electricity, the brightest, most powerful, most talented, most energetic force at the magazine [British Vogue].” – Penelope Tree on David Bailey. Bailey’s Stardust which has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London, is the largest exhibition […]

by × February 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Man Ray Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

Man Ray Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

Last week I found myself in London with a rare spare hour in between meetings, so took the opportunity to view the exquisite Man Ray Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Extra special, as it is the first museum exhibition to focus on Man Ray’s photographic portraiture. Including more […]

by × April 14, 2013 × 0 comments

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Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair, National Portrait Gallery

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair, National Portrait Gallery

Surprisingly, Marilyn Monroe visited England just the once in her short lifetime. During the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier, Monroe and Arthur Miller rented Parkside House in Surrey from July – November 1956. During this time, the British press followed Marilyn whenever and wherever possible. […]

by × November 10, 2012 × 0 comments

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Glamour of the Gods

Glamour of the Gods

Almost all the photographs in the exhibition are vintage prints collected from the archive of the John Kobal Foundation. There are the familiar iconic shots of stars such as Clark Gable, Marlon Brando, Rita Hayworth, Vivien Leigh and James Dean, but there are also several unseen studio portraits, including this rather lovely one of […]

by × July 29, 2011 × 0 comments