Brian Duffy - Photographs London Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Celebrity Vault, Beverly Hills

  • Exhibited

    David Bowie is, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 23 March - 11 August 2013 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    David Bowie - Aladdin Sane, 1973, album cover
    V. Broackes, G. Marsh, eds., David Bowie is, London: V&A Publishing, 2013

  • Artist Biography

    Brian Duffy

    British • 1933 - 2010

    Brian Duffy was a British photographer and, alongside fellow photographers Terence Donovan and David Bailey, a key figure of the 1960s 'Swinging London' scene that interlaced photography, advertising and fashion. Duffy started his career in 1955 as a fashion artist for Harper's Bazaar which ignited his interest in commercial photography. His popularity in the fashion photography world of the 1960s is recognized in the plethora of magazines he contributed to such as The Sunday Times, British Vogue, Queen, Glamour, Elle and two Pirelli Calendars.


    Alongside Donovan and Bailey, Duffy aided in redefining the aesthetics of fashion photography by using the commercially unconventional 35mm camera. As part of the fashion scene, his work allowed him to form close relationships with British models such as Jean Shrimpton and Paulene Stone. Duffy also collaborated with David Bowie, and is heralded for designing, shooting and naming Bowie's Aladdin Sane album cover. By the 1970s Duffy began to focus on commercial photography and in the 1980s he moved into film direction and production, shooting commercials and music videos.

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David Bowie

Digital chromogenic print, printed 2009.
112.2 x 111.5 cm (44 1/8 x 43 7/8 in)
Signed in ink, Duffy Archive blindstamp on the recto; Duffy Archive stamp on the verso.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £9,375

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