Hampstead’s Village People: Portraits of Cultural Icons
Past beyond the gallery archive
1 March - 29 June 2014
Tickets: £6.50 (£3 Child)
- Touring exhibition
To celebrate Hampstead and its residents, the National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with the National Trust, is bringing 30 photographs of the neighbourhood’s cultural icons to hang in the 17th century house. This display includes portraits of musicians as diverse as Edward Elgar and Boy George, writers Edith Sitwell and Alan Hollinghurst, artists Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth and actors Richard Burton and Judi Dench. More of Hampstead’s famous faces will be brought to life and hung on the walls of Fenton House with photographic portraits of Sir John Betjeman by John Gay, Richard Wilson by Trevor Leighton, Helena Bonham Carter, Ricky Gervais, and Martin Amis.
by Humphrey Spender