Lucian Freud at Lord Antony Lambton’s book launch, London September 1983
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Scenes from the Art world – 30 years of Gallery culture by Dafydd Jones
Idea Generation Gallery, London Exhibition: 6th October – 16th October
A leading pioneer in society photography Dafydd Jones has been photographing key art world names for the past three decades. His social reportage is a visual record of the Art world’s transformation from small and unknown gallery launches of the nineteen eighties to the large scale celebrity haunts of the contemporary art market.
The exhibition entitled Scenes from the Art world: 30 years of Gallery culture will bring together a hand selected series of images from Dafydd Jones’ extensive catalogue. A panel discussion on the nature of artist as Celebrity will run alongside the exhibition and the images will be available for purchase from the Idea Generation Gallery store, affording a rare opportunity to buy some of Jones’ finest work.
“The art world knows how to party and make the most of having a good time. A party of rich bankers would inevitably be dull. But the mixture of suits, Russian collectors, socialites, young artists, the newly rich, hangers on, models, starving artists and journalists makes for a good party and a great set of shots. It’s a formula that’s worked for 30 years.” Dafydd Jones