Bowie by Duffy is an exhibition of photographs of the star shot by Brian Duffy. The two collaborated regularly, creating artwork that was instrumental in crafting Bowie’s image and visual identity.
Brian Duffy was one of the most influential photographers of the 60s and 70s. His fashion and advertising work appeared in magazines such as British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Esquire.
On display, will be original signed prints of photographs taken over five photoshoots between 1972 and 1980 (also documented in Duffy’s Five Sessions book). Posed, stylised images for album covers are mixed in with a few candid shots, offering viewers a look at the Bowie’s evolution during the time.
The retrospective opens on the January 6 just two days before what would have been the Bowie’s 70th birthday and will run until February 5.
For more on Duffy’s work (including the stories behind some of the Bowie shoots), the 2010 documentary, The Man Who Shot the Sixties, can be seen here and our review of the documentary can be seen here.