Claridge's Exterior: white awning with black text, red brick building

Claridge's ArtSpace

Unfolding like a conversation between two friends, Double Exposure: David Bailey & Mary McCartney brings two era-defining British photographers into dialogue for the first time. Curated by Brandei Estes, this striking series of works spans the 1960s to the present day – exploring a shared aesthetic of reinvention, play and the art of portraiture itself.

For over half a century, David Bailey has captured the great and the glamourous. His highly charged images are celebrated worldwide for their signature joyfulness and disarming connection to his subjects – even when working with the most photographed faces of our time.

Similarly, Mary McCartney’s insightful gaze reveals enigmatic and evocative portraits of celebrity icons, from Kate Moss to Harry Styles. Like Bailey, there’s a dash of the theatrical and performative in her photographs. But set alongside everyday moments – a ballet dancer ‘off pointe’ or a woman hailing a taxi – she conjures the sense that anything, or anyone, could be a subject. 

Double Exposure: David Bailey & Mary McCartney is open to all, and will run in Claridge’s ArtSpace until 19 July 2024.

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Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Contact us

artspace@claridges.co.uk

Directions

Find the Claridge's ArtSpace entrance on the newly restored Claridge’s façade on Brooks Mews.

Black and white photograph of David Bailey, wearing a hat, scarf and a denim jacket.
Photograph of Mary McCartney in black blouse and black trousers.
Striking photograph of a woman in a red bikini with long green socks, green sunglasses and a yellow head covering, holding a digital camera.
Photograph of young man in orange suit standing on a bench.

EVERYONE Can Dance!

CLARIDGE’S ARTSPACE X ERIC UNDERWOOD

Claridge’s ArtSpace sets an inspiring scene for a summer series of ballet-inspired dance classes, led by renowned performer, Eric Underwood. A former soloist with The Royal Ballet, Underwood’s energising workout is designed to unleash the dancer within – leaving you feeling stronger, fitter and full of joy. ‘EVERYONE Can Dance’ is both an energetic workout and a gateway to finding confidence in movement, which is open to all abilities and levels of experience. With space for 15 participants, classes will be held on 14 June, 28 June and 19 July, from 8-9.30am. 

 

Claridge's ArtSpace Café

Bringing café culture to Claridge’s for the very first time, Claridge’s ArtSpace Café has opened, with its own dedicated entrance on Brook’s Mews bedecked with awning and flag.

Claridge's Artspace Café counter with cakes and pastries on it.