Monday, 2 April 2012

Famous In The Fifties

Lucien Freud and Brendan Behan, 1952, © estate of Daniel Farson

The National Portrait Gallery in London is showing an exhibition of photographs from writer and Soho character Daniel Farson that depict artists including Lucian Freud, Brendan Behan, Richard Burton and Robert Graves in their prime. Here is a selection of shots from the show…

Gilbert & George, 1990, © estate of Daniel Farson

Richard Burton, 1954, © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joan Littlewood, 1963, © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Graves, 1954, © estate of Daniel Farson

Nina Hamnett, 1952, © Michael Parkin/National Portrait Gallery, London

Adam Faith, 1962, © estate of Daniel Farson

Shelagh Delaney, 1959, © estate of Daniel Farson

Cyril Connolly and Lady Caroline Blackwood, c. 1953, © Michael Parkin/National Portrait Gallery, London

Barbara Windsor, 1963, © estate of Daniel Farson

Famous In The Fifties: Photographs by Daniel Farson is on at the National Portrait Gallery in London until September 16. More info at npg.org.uk.

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