Dadiani Fine Art exhibition
These 13 images taken by radical young photographer Ray Bellisario in 1968 capture Bardot during that fateful afternoon and evening in a Bond Street pub and Mayfair hotel. ‘All the photographs are from that one weekend,’ Bellisario explains. ‘You could say the whole thing tells the tale of our “petite affaire”’. Sneaking Bardot away from a hoard of press, Bellisario recalls how, ‘I’d just bought a new car. It was a Ford Consul which I’d parked right behind us. So I grabbed her arm and I said, ‘Come with me,’ and she did! And she said, “Oh, this is fun, I’ve been kidnapped!”’
Ray Bellisario | photographer & stardom
Ray Bellisario, paparazzi photographer extraordinaire, was obsessed with the Royal Family and was so provocative in his activities that Prince Phillip warned he should be thrown into the Tower of London. His furious stalking of the Royals led him to be blacklisted by the palace and his photographs could not be published in British papers.
This small photography exhibition in Mayfair relives all the glamour of Bardot's oozing sexuality and her curious escapes with the world's most hated paparazzo, Ray Bellisario.
|What||Brigitte Bardot 13 Unseen Photographs, London 1968, Dadiani Fine Art|
|Where||Dadiani Fine Art, 30 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
06 Jun 15 – 30 Jun 15, Monday - Friday 11-6pm, Saturday 11-3pm
|Website||Click here for more details|