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Private View: 1960s London Art World: photographs by Lord Snowdon


90 Portraits in set

The ambitious 1965 book Private View by critic John Russell and curator Bryan Robertson examined just why London had become, along with Paris and New York, one of the three art capitals of the world. Looking at both the senior British artists as well as the new generation of Op, Pop and Abstract artists, the book - with its combination of Lord Snowdon's photographs and Germano Facetti's typography - established a bold, new visual language. The featured photographs by Lord Snowdon included portraits of artist Howard Hodgkin, gallery owner John Kasmin and the assembled art critics of the time - David Thompson, Edward Lucie-Smith, Robert Melville, Jasia Reichardt and Norbert Lynton.

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Prunella Clough, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(10)

Prunella Clough

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, circa 1959
NPG P797(10)

Michael James Andrews, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(1)

Michael James Andrews

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 7 December 1962
NPG P797(1)

Frank Auerbach, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(3)

Frank Auerbach

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 April 1962
NPG P797(3)

Frank Bowling, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(6)

Frank Bowling

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 21 March 1962
NPG P797(6)

Sir William Menzies Coldstream, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(11)

Sir William Menzies Coldstream

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1962
NPG P797(11)

Oskar Kokoschka, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(30)

Oskar Kokoschka

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 29 May 1962
NPG P797(30)

Victor Pasmore, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(36)

Victor Pasmore

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1962
NPG P797(36)

William George Scott, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(42)

William George Scott

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 8 April 1962
NPG P797(42)

Philip John Sutton with his wife, Heather, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(48)

Philip John Sutton with his wife, Heather

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 January 1962
NPG P797(48)

R.B. Kitaj with his wife, Elsi, and their son, Lem, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(55)

R.B. Kitaj with his wife, Elsi, and their son, Lem

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 6 December 1962
NPG P797(55)

Anthony Blunt, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(4)

Anthony Blunt

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 24 October 1963
NPG P797(4)

Derek Boshier, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(5)

Derek Boshier

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 21 October 1963
NPG P797(5)

Lucian Freud, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(14)

Lucian Freud

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 17 June 1963
NPG P797(14)

Lucian Freud, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(15)

Lucian Freud

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 17 June 1963
NPG P797(15)

Richard Hamilton, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(17)

Richard Hamilton

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 6 January 1963
NPG P797(17)

Adrian Heath, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(18)

Adrian Heath

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 8 August 1963
NPG P797(18)

Sir Philip Hendy, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(19)

Sir Philip Hendy

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 December 1963
NPG P797(19)

Roger Hilton, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(23)

Roger Hilton

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 21 November 1963
NPG P797(23)

Ivon Hitchens, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(24)

Ivon Hitchens

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 28 February 1963
NPG P797(24)

David Hockney, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(25)

David Hockney

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1963
On display at The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
NPG P797(25)

Howard Hodgkin, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(26)

Howard Hodgkin

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 13 February 1963
NPG P797(26)

Helen Lessore, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(31)

Helen Lessore

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 30 September 1963
NPG P797(31)

Robert Medley, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(32)

Robert Medley

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1963
NPG P797(32)

Roland Penrose, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(37)

Roland Penrose

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 28 June 1963
NPG P797(37)

John Piper, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(38)

John Piper

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 October 1963
NPG P797(38)

Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(40)

Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 5 November 1963
NPG P797(40)

John Rothenstein, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(41)

John Rothenstein

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 29 September 1963
NPG P797(41)

Jack Smith with his wife, Susan, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(43)

Jack Smith with his wife, Susan

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 9 May 1963
NPG P797(43)

Adrian Stokes, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(46)

Adrian Stokes

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 30 October 1963
NPG P797(46)

William Tucker, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(49)

William Tucker

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 9 October 1963
NPG P797(49)

William Turnbull, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(50)

William Turnbull

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 7 January 1963
NPG P797(50)

Peter Cecil Wilson, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(52)

Peter Cecil Wilson

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 5 November 1963
NPG P797(52)

Sir John Clermont Witt, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(53)

Sir John Clermont Witt

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 December 1963
NPG P797(53)

Five art critics, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(56)

Five art critics

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 9 April 1963
NPG P797(56)

Thomas Agnew & Sons, Gallery Directors, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(54)

Thomas Agnew & Sons, Gallery Directors

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 25 October 1963
NPG P797(54)

Sir Robert Philip Wyndham Adeane, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1939

Sir Robert Philip Wyndham Adeane

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 23 December 1963
NPG P1939

Reyner Banham, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1941

Reyner Banham

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 January 1963
NPG P1941

Peter Blake, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1942

Peter Blake

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963
NPG P1942