Mick Jagger and David Bailey


“You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, ‘Mick, it’s time to get yourself a new spoon’. And you do”.

This is the eleventh square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are twenty-five squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.

Mick Jagger (born 1943), student of the London School of Economics. Also, a Rolling Stone. Also, nice and warm.

Photographed (in 1964) by David Bailey, born in Leytonstone (same as Hitchcock, my 7th square), in 1938. He left school at fifteen and became a copy boy on Fleet Street. The same street where, in 1605, you could buy copies of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (my 9th square) in St. Dunstan’s Churchyard. I like these little connections.

This square was cut from a leaflet for Bailey’s Stardust, an exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery, February – June 2014.



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