Brian Duffy (1933-2010)
David Bowie as 'Aladdin Sane', 1973
archival pigment print, printed 2014
signed in ink with photographer's blind stamp (margin, recto); signed, titled, dated and numbered '29/50' in ink on Duffy Archive stamp (verso)
image/sheet: 60.6 x 60.6cm. (23⅞ x 23⅞in.)
This work is number 29 from the edition of 50.
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane, 1973, album cover.
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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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