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Brian Duffy and the Swinging ’60s

London’s Chris Beetles Gallery is one of my favorite art galleries and their exhibitions are always something truly spectacular. From October 12 through November 7, they are presenting a special presentation of Brian Duffy prints—Duffy being the Swinging Sixties photographer iconic fashion shoots and portraits of pop culture icons came to embody the energy and vitality of this explosively creative era.

Duffy (in)famously set fire to all of his original negatives back in 1979, but not all were destroyed and the Chris Beetles gallery is displaying the surviving images: the result of what they describe as “two years of painstaking archiving.” If you, like me, can’t make the trip across the pond to pay a visit, here’s a look at these dynamic prints, featuring everyone from John Lennon to California’s future Governator:

Jean Shrimpton

Jean Shrimpton, early 1960s

Michael Caine, 1964

Michael Caine, 1964

John Lennon, 1965

John Lennon, 1965

Sammy Davis Jr. & May Britt, 1960

Sammy Davis Jr. & May Britt, 1960

Sidney Poitier, 1965

Sidney Poitier, 1965

"Queen" Magazine, 1965

“Queen” Magazine, 1965

Vogue Magazine, 1964

Vogue Magazine, 1964

Vogue Magazine, 1964

Vogue Magazine, 1964