UK broadcaster Sky Arts and Arrow Media are serving up a peek inside the upcoming David Bailey portrait exhibition, in the one-hour special David Bailey’s Stardust: Exclusive.
Airing on February 11 at 9 p.m. – close to the exhibition’s opening at the National Portrait Gallery in London – the one-off will see art historian and critic Tim Marlow exploring the Bailey exhibition, offering his insights on the photographer’s career.
In addition, the special will see Bailey take Marlow through the ideas behind his most famous works, and features interviews with his wife, as well as Tom Ford, Jerry Hall, Don McCullin and more.
David Bailey’s Stardust: Exclusive will also feature footage from the opening night gala event.
The exhibition features portraits selected by Bailey, with subjects including Salvador Dali, Bob Dylan, Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, Nelson Mandela, David Bowie and Jack Nicholson, as well as unknown subjects from the photographer’s travels.
“David Bailey is one of the most extraordinary photographers at work today,” said James Hunt, director of Sky Arts. “His work during the ‘Swinging Sixties’ came to embody the spirit and essence of the age while his portraits elevated his subjects to iconic status. We’re delighted to be able to give Sky Arts viewers the chance to see this remarkable exhibition.”
Arrow Media’s John Smithson is the executive producer.
“David Bailey is not only one of our leading cultural icons, but his photographs from the last 50 years continue to provide a compelling picture of modern history,” said Smithson.