David Beckham ('David')

1 portrait on display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery

David Beckham ('David')

by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)
digital video displayed on plasma screen, 2004
Commissioned; made possible by J.P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions, 2004
Primary Collection
NPG 6661

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David is an intimate portrait, created in a single long take. Filmed in Madrid after a training session, it is simply lit from one light source. For this work, she has drawn on diverse influences from Michelangelo to Andy Warhol to present a vulnerable image of an international football icon.

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