Proud Chelsea has delved in to the vaults of one of the most ubiquitous eras in pop-culture history for their upcoming winter exhibition: the 1960’s – a decade that saw an extraordinary collision between culture and politics. A collaborative exhibition displaying the works of legendary photographers Brian Duffy, Terry O’Neill and Eric Swayne among others, the show is in conjunction with the release of a book of the same title by Robin Morgan and Ariel Leve.
The central focus for the show is 1963, the year The Rolling Stones released their first single, Beatlemania spread like wildfire and Bob Dylan become the poster boy for a revolution sparked by the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King’s ‘dream’ speech, and the assassination of JFK.
The images, mostly taken by Duffy, O’Neill and Swayne, are of the elite it-crowd of the era’s fashion and music. From model Jean Shrimpton, photographer David Bailey and actress Jacqueline Bisset to the ‘boys in the band’ – The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Dave Clarke Five.