Taken by Duffy during the first of Five Sessions with David Bowie as his iconic character Ziggy Stardust. Wearing a costume he had designed with fashion designer Freddie Burretti and posing with a red teardrop 12-string guitar which was a borrowed prop. A few weeks earlier, David had chosen this outfit for his iconic 1972 appearance on Top Of The Pops with The Spiders From Mars. A performance which made David Bowie a household name, influencing a generation.
During this time Duffy was one of the few exclusive photographers who manager Tony Defries allowed to photograph Bowie in the fast-moving early stages of his career. Shot just 5 months before Aladdin Sane in August 1972, Bowie was coming to the end of the UK portion of the Ziggy Stardust World Tour before heading to North America in September.
This image is available as an ESTATE AUTHORIZED limited edition.
The Duffy Archive selected this image to be released as an Estate Edition after Duffy's death in 2010.
The front of each ESTATE photograph bears the official Duffy Archive seal embossed on the lower left. All prints are signed and authenticated on the rear by Chris Duffy with full print details including a unique reference number. Each print is also issued a certificate of authenticity.
Available Duffy Archive photographs are listed below. Please note that these are IMAGE SIZES, so the artwork itself will actually be several inches larger on each dimension.