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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)