Tue, 12th Feb 2019 10:00

Out of the Ordinary

 
  Lot 57
 

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LOTS 57-61 The following five photographs were taken by David Bailey backstage at the iconic Live Aid concert during the summer of 1985

LOTS 57-61
The following five photographs were taken by David Bailey backstage at the iconic Live Aid concert during the summer of 1985, for a benefit auction hosted by Sotheby's later that year. Each print is signed by the photographer and the majority are signed on the reverse by the subject.

Only three of each image were printed for the auction.

Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on Saturday 13 July 1985, and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative. The original event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. The event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London and John F Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.

On the same day, concerts inspired by the initiative happened in other countries, such as the Soviet Union, Canada, Japan, Yugoslavia, Austria, Australia and West Germany. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time; an estimated global audience of 1.5 billion across 140 nations watched the live broadcast. This was nearly 40% of the world population at the time.

*DAVID BAILEY (b.1938)
BOB GELDOF AND PAULA YATES, LIVE AID, 13 JULY 1985
Gelatin silver print, printed 1985, signed in pen by David Bailey, and also signed on reverse by Bob Geldof and Paula Yates and stamped ARCHIVAL DAVID BAILEY and pencil initials DB3/3
50.5 x 40.5cm, framed

*Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

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Sold for £1,200


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Auction: Out of the Ordinary, Tue, 12th Feb 2019

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