Platinum palladium print, framed; Signed by the artist, on verso
57 x 57 cm 60.5 x 60.5 cm (Framed)
Edition of 10
£40,000 plus any applicable taxes
David Bailey is an English fashion photographer best known for his images of celebrities, models, and musicians. Though he is also known for his photography book NWI (1982), which documented the process of gentrification in the London neighbourhoods of Primrose Hill and Camden. Born on January 2, 1938 in London, United Kingdom, Bailey dropped out of high school to serve in the Royal Air Force where he developed an interest in the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Returning to England, Bailey began working as the fashion photographer John French’s assistant. Over the course of the 1960s and 70s, the artist gained attention from the press after a string of high-profile marriages to Jean Shrimpton, Catherine Deneuve, and Marie Helvin. In 1965, he published his first photography book Box of Pin-Ups, a collection of black-and-white images portraying Mick Jagger, The Beatles, Twiggy, and Andy Warhol, along with several other celebrity figures. Bailey has gone on to receive the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II, and in 2016 a Lifetime Achievement award from the International Centre of Photography in New York. The artist’s photographs are held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Bailey currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
Direct from the Artist
Antony Micallef (b. 1975), Head with magenta and yellow, 2023
Oil on Linen 48 x 40 cm 70 x 64 cm (Framed) Price: £20,000 plus any applicable taxes
Antony Micallef is a British contemporary artist working in London. He was notably taught by the austere landscape painter John Virtue, who was taught by the postwar painter Frank Auerbach.
He has been selected as one of Louis Vuitton’s Visionaries and is currently taking part in a world tour showcasing his work. His paintings features in collections across the world and has two pieces in the permanent collection of the London Design Museum. He has also exhibited in group shows in prominent institutions as The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Academy, Tate Britain and the ICA.
Described as a modern Expressionist and widely recognised as one of the finest painters in contemporary art today, Micallef roots his work in social commentary and self-examination. Known for his visually charged figure paintings, Micallef’s series of works in his exhibition Raw Intent were a complete departure from his earlier artworks. In his more recent works, he builds up a relief-like surface with heavy paint to depict a figurative mass in front of a muted background. By using an impasto technique and layering effects, the material is literally pushed to its extreme and blurs our reading of painting and sculpture.
Based in London, Dellasposa is a unique gallery dedicated to exhibiting modern and contemporary artists united by their conceptual rigour, technical excellence and ambitious vision. With integrity and connoisseurship at the heart of their work, they help navigate the art world for each individual to understand their own aesthetic interests and objectives. Dellasposa specialises in modern masters from the 20th century – featuring artists from the School of Paris, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Modern British artists.