Sale 1032
British Modern & Contemporary Photography
Online 12 - 21 May 2015

Norman Parkinson affectionately named Brian Duffy alongside David Bailey and Terence Donovan as the 'Black Trinity' as the figures who most significantly changed perceptions of the role of the photographer in the Sixties. Duffy’s work with David Bowie in the Seventies generated the image, commissioned for the cover of the album Aladdin Sane, that has become the single most visible representation of this mercurial star.

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This lot is offered by Christie Manson & Woods Ltd