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© Duffy, 1973
Taken by Duffy during the second of five sessions with David Bowie; Duffy's most famous photograph dates from the 1970s and is the iconic and revolutionary cover of David Bowie's album Aladdin Sane, a shot that became the defining look of Bowie's long career, and has been referred to as the "Mona Lisa of Pop".
The defining image of Duffy and Bowie's creative relationship which has become synonymous with the legacy of both artists, Tony Defries commissioned Duffy Design Concepts to create the entire Aladdin Sane album. The brief was simple - "Can you make it expensive?" - The intention was to take Bowie to an international level. Also to make a bill so large that the record label would have to pay attention. A dye-transfer image was the answer, a process which was notoriously costly, with the production taking place in Switzerland. Duffy carved the notorious red and blue "Flash" across David's face in lipstick. The outline was then filled in by makeup artist Pierre Laroche. The image was then sent to airbrush artist Philip Castle. Duffy previously worked on the 1973 Pirelli Calendar with Castle who applied the water symbol on Bowie's chest.
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David Bowie, Aladdin Sane, London, 1973 by Duffy
Type: Archival Digital Print
Edition: 15x15 (100), 20x20 (75), 24x24 (50), 40x40 (25)
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Prints are generally made to order by the photographer and delivery usually takes 4 to 6 weeks.
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All photographs are taken from the original negative or color slide and are hand-signed and titled by the living photographer. Limited edition photographs are hand-signed and numbered by the photographer or stamped by the photographer's estate.
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