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Gay Icons Exhibition Selectors: photographs by Mary McCartney, 2008


9 Portraits in set

Ten selectors, Lord Waheed Alli, Alan Hollinghurst, Sir Elton John, Jackie Kay, Billie Jean King, Sir Ian McKellen, Lord Chris Smith, Ben Summerskill, Sandi Toksvig and Sarah Waters, photographed by Mary McCartney, worked with the Gallery to make their own personal choices of six individuals, their 'icons', for a Gay Icons exhibition at the Gallery in the Summer and early Autumn of 2009.

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Waheed Alli, Baron Alli, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1354

Waheed Alli, Baron Alli

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1354

Alan Hollinghurst, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1355

Alan Hollinghurst

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1355

Ben Jeffrey Peter Summerskill, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1360

Ben Jeffrey Peter Summerskill

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1360

Sandi Toksvig, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1361

Sandi Toksvig

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1361

Sarah Waters, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1362

Sarah Waters

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1362

Jackie Kay, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1356

Jackie Kay

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1356

Chris Smith, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1359

Chris Smith

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1359

Billie Jean King (née Moffitt), by Mary McCartney - NPG P1357

Billie Jean King (née Moffitt)

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1357

Ian McKellen, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1358

Ian McKellen

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1358