Dafydd Jones. Out of the Box

6 June - 7 July 2021
Images
Overview

James Hyman Gallery is delighted to present a special time-limited opportunity to acquire iconic images by Dafydd Jones at a special price.

The selection comes from Dafydd Jones definitive series Exhibition in a Box in which he selected 62 of his favourite British and American works. Subjects include Lucian Freud, Hugh Grant, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Kate Moss, and the Queen.

Dafydd Jones has explained:

"I missed the darkroom so partly did these for the pleasure of spending time printing again. In the eighties and nineties I'd be in the darkroom every day. Now I spend half my time sitting at a computerI went back through my film pictures choosing the ones to print. The selection was entirely subjective. Some of the pictures were done before I was working professionally. Most were done originally while working freelance or for the Tatler and Vanity Fair. I wanted to revisit these old pictures and do a new edit. I mainly chose particular favorites but also some pictures had stayed in my head over the years. How I feel about the pictures goes up and down. Some of the pictures have never really been printed properly before. The Bloody Assizes drinks party picture for example I rejected at the time and didn't include in my final edit of Oxford dining clubs. It was taken at the first Oxford party I photographed. When I came across the old print of it again 35 years later it stood out. So I decided to include. Some favourite pictures I printed and then rejected. A couple have never been shown on the internet or published... After finishing 50 prints I couldn't stop and kept adding more making a total of 62 images. I printed 6 boxes in my favourite size 11 X 14 inches. So each print is from an edition of 6. They are old and new favourites that I've enjoyed printing."

Works
  • Dafydd Jones, Bullingdon Point to Point... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    Dafydd Jones, Bullingdon Point to Point... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Debutante in a lily pond... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    Dafydd Jones, Debutante in a lily pond... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Dachshunds and the canapés, Manhattan... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1990
  • Dafydd Jones, Dachshunds and the canapés, Manhattan... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1990
  • Dafydd Jones, Elephants... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1993
    Dafydd Jones, Elephants... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1993
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Keats Dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    Dafydd Jones, Keats Dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Worcester May Ball, Oxford... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Worcester May Ball, Oxford... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, New College May Ball ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    Dafydd Jones, New College May Ball ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Lucian Freud ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    Dafydd Jones, Lucian Freud ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, Palladian Revels ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    Dafydd Jones, Palladian Revels ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, Venice ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1991
    Dafydd Jones, Venice ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1991
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Boodles ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Boodles ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, Trinity Ball, Cambridge ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Trinity Ball, Cambridge ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, New Years Eve Party ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    Dafydd Jones, New Years Eve Party ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Birthday Party... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    Dafydd Jones, Birthday Party... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Blizzard Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    Dafydd Jones, Blizzard Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, Bloody Assizes... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    Dafydd Jones, Bloody Assizes... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Bullingdon Point to Point... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    Dafydd Jones, Bullingdon Point to Point... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Burning Boat, Oriel. Oxford... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    Dafydd Jones, Burning Boat, Oriel. Oxford... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Cinderella Ball. Dorchester Hotel... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    Dafydd Jones, Cinderella Ball. Dorchester Hotel... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Cliveden... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1986
    Dafydd Jones, Cliveden... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1986
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Dachshunds and the canapés, Manhattan... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1990
  • Dafydd Jones, Dangerous Sports Club Tea Party... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Dangerous Sports Club Tea Party... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Debutante in a lily pond... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    Dafydd Jones, Debutante in a lily pond... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Drinks Party... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1986
    Dafydd Jones, Drinks Party... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1986
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Elephants... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1993
    Dafydd Jones, Elephants... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1993
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Falklands Ball. Grosvenor House... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    Dafydd Jones, Falklands Ball. Grosvenor House... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Gallery Attendants... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1976
    Dafydd Jones, Gallery Attendants... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1976
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, Gallery Attendants... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1976
    Dafydd Jones, Gallery Attendants... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1976
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, Hammersmith Palais... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Hammersmith Palais... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Henley Regatta... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    Dafydd Jones, Henley Regatta... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Henley Regatta... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    Dafydd Jones, Henley Regatta... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Hugh Grant, Piers Gaveston Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    Dafydd Jones, Hugh Grant, Piers Gaveston Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Ivana Trump... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1990
    Dafydd Jones, Ivana Trump... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1990
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Kate Moss & Johnny Depp... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1995
    Dafydd Jones, Kate Moss & Johnny Depp... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1995
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Keats Dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    Dafydd Jones, Keats Dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Keats Dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    Dafydd Jones, Keats Dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Limbo Dancer... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    Dafydd Jones, Limbo Dancer... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1982
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Literary Lions. New York Public Library... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1989
    Dafydd Jones, Literary Lions. New York Public Library... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1989
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Martin Amis... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1985
    Dafydd Jones, Martin Amis... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1985
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, May Morning, Oxford... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    Dafydd Jones, May Morning, Oxford... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Metallic Ball, Glaziers Hall... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1987
    Dafydd Jones, Metallic Ball, Glaziers Hall... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1987
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Mick Jagger, Madonna & Tony Curtis... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1997
  • Dafydd Jones, Monday Club Dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    Dafydd Jones, Monday Club Dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, New College May Ball ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    Dafydd Jones, New College May Ball ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Nigella Laweson... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Nigella Laweson... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Nina Ricci Fashion Show... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1991
    Dafydd Jones, Nina Ricci Fashion Show... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1991
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Norman Rosenbaum... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1992
    Dafydd Jones, Norman Rosenbaum... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1992
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Onanist Dining Club... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Onanist Dining Club... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Piers Gaveston dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    Dafydd Jones, Piers Gaveston dinner... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1980
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Polish Club, London... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    Dafydd Jones, Polish Club, London... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Revellers, Sandhurst Commissioning Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    Dafydd Jones, Revellers, Sandhurst Commissioning Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Rose Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    Dafydd Jones, Rose Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Sandhurst Commissioning Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    Dafydd Jones, Sandhurst Commissioning Ball... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Watts... from "Exhibition in a Box", 2004
    Dafydd Jones, Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Watts... from "Exhibition in a Box", 2004
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Shaftesbury's... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    Dafydd Jones, Shaftesbury's... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Soda Siphon... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Soda Siphon... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, Sothebys... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1987
    Dafydd Jones, Sothebys... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1987
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Sothebys... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1987
    Dafydd Jones, Sothebys... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1987
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Spanish gold medal gala. Pierre Hotel. New York... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1989
    Dafydd Jones, Spanish gold medal gala. Pierre Hotel. New York... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1989
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Surprise Party... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1997
    Dafydd Jones, Surprise Party... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1997
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, The Feathers Ball, Hammersmith Palais... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, The Feathers Ball, Hammersmith Palais... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, The Queen... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    Dafydd Jones, The Queen... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1983
    £ 800.00 Unframed (Sale price, usually £950)
  • Dafydd Jones, Trinity May Ball, Cambridge... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    Dafydd Jones, Trinity May Ball, Cambridge... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Valentino Ball, Oxford Union... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    Dafydd Jones, Valentino Ball, Oxford Union... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Warhol Masks... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1994
    Dafydd Jones, Warhol Masks... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1994
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Wedding Reception, Hyde Park Hotel ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1987
    Dafydd Jones, Wedding Reception, Hyde Park Hotel ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1987
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Wedding, Hampshire... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    Dafydd Jones, Wedding, Hampshire... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1984
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Worcester May Ball, Oxford... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    Dafydd Jones, Worcester May Ball, Oxford... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1981
    £ 950.00
  • Dafydd Jones, Yves St Laurent Fashion Show ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    Dafydd Jones, Yves St Laurent Fashion Show ... from "Exhibition in a Box", 1988
    £ 950.00
Press release

Dafydd Jones. Out of the Box


Launching 15 June 2020

James Hyman Gallery is delighted to present a special time-limited opportunity to acquire iconic images by Dafydd Jones at a special price.

The selection comes from Dafydd Jones definitive series Exhibition in a Box in which he selected 62 of his favourite British and American works. Subjects include Lucian Freud, Hugh Grant, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Kate Moss, and the Queen.

The Box of 62 works was sold in an edition of just 6, with sets acquired by the Martin Parr Foundation and The Hyman Collections amongst others. Now, for the first time, Dafydd has decided to split a set and making available individual photographs from the final set: box 6. This is the only set that has been split and this is the first time that these works are available individually in this size.

Please note that there is only one image available of each picture and they will be sold on a first come basis.

Each print is signed and annotated on the reverse and is priced at £950.

Dafydd Jones has explained:

I missed the darkroom so partly did these for the pleasure of spending time printing again. In the eighties and nineties I'd be in the darkroom every day. Now I spend half my time sitting at a computerI went back through my film pictures choosing the ones to print. The selection was entirely subjective. Some of the pictures were done before I was working professionally. Most were done originally while working freelance or for the Tatler and Vanity Fair. I wanted to revisit these old pictures and do a new edit. I mainly chose particular favorites but also some pictures had stayed in my head over the years. How I feel about the pictures goes up and down. Some of the pictures have never really been printed properly before. The Bloody Assizes drinks party picture for example I rejected at the time and didn't include in my final edit of Oxford dining clubs. It was taken at the first Oxford party I photographed. When I came across the old print of it again 35 years later it stood out. So I decided to include. Some favourite pictures I printed and then rejected. A couple have never been shown on the internet or published... After finishing 50 prints I couldn't stop and kept adding more making a total of 62 images. I printed 6 boxes in my favourite size 11 X 14 inches. So each print is from an edition of 6.They are old and new favourites that I've enjoyed printing."