National Portrait Gallery Announces Exhibition of Photographs by Dmitri Kasterine


LONDON.- Photographs by Dmitri Kasterine will be on display for the first time in the United Kingdom at the National Portrait Gallery. Since the early 1960s Kasterine has photographed some of the most eminent cultural figures of the twentieth century. In September, twenty newly-acquired photographs, including studies of Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon, Stanley Kubrick and David Hockney, will be shown here for the first time. One of Kasterine’s most famous sittings was with Samuel Beckett in 1965 at a rehearsal for Beginning to End. This remarkable portrait of Beckett was one of the twenty photographs acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 2009 and is included in this display. Other important photographs on display will include Kasterine’s portrait of the late Dame Beryl Bainbridge (1972), David Hockney (1974) photographed in Paris at the time of his major exhibition at the Louvre, and his