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  • Literature

    L'Uomo Vogue, September 2003, cover (variant)

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘David Bowie and I had many discussions, over the phone before we shot, about what kind of visuals we would create. He suggested creating a visual story based on Jean Genet’s Our Lady of the Flowers. All covers usually have a specific fashion credit – this one was Prada. I was having a lot of trouble because the Prada suit did not seem to work in the picture. David made a very quick and clever suggestion and turned the jacket inside out, revealing the label on his front left pocket. It was his way of saying, “they want to see a label, here it is.”’

    Steven Klein, March 2020



David Bowie, New York City

6 June 2003
Unique colour Polaroid 8x10 print.
Sheet 26.7 x 21.6 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Signed in ink on the verso.

This work is unique.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £9,375

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London Auction 25 September 2020