Exposed: The Naked Portrait special preview

Mick Jagger; Jerry Hall by Norman Parkinson, Jul 81 © Norman Parkinson Iconic Images


Friday 26 October

Visitor information




£15 (plus booking fee)

Admission to the exhibition is included in this price.


Book online here or at the Laing shop

Pre-booking essential


Please note due to the explicit nature of this exhibition those aged 16 years and below must be accompanied by an adult.

Don’t miss this very special opportunity to see Exposed: The Naked Portrait exhibition before the rest of the public. 

Join exhibition curator Amy Barker for an exclusive early view and tour. The tour will be half an hour at 3pm followed by time to view until 4pm.

Exposed: The Naked Portrait

This exhibition of unclothed portraits from the National Portrait Gallery Collection invites questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal. It includes portraits of exposed sitters from Nell Gwyn to Naomi Campbell, Gilbert & George to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Featured artists include Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Sam Taylor-Johnson, David Hockney, Annie Leibovitz, Linda McCartney, Tracy Emin, David Bailey, Mario Testino and Dorothy Wilding. This exhibition is a partnership jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery.

Image: Mick Jagger; Jerry Hall by Norman Parkinson, July 81 © Norman Parkinson / Iconic Images (detail)


National Portrait Gallery