THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

DAVID BOWIE - GOLDEN YEARS
1969-81


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DAVID BOWIE - THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, 1976

Original Japanese poster 30"x20".

Scarce original Japanese poster featuring the alternative artwork that made only a fleeting appearance in the English languge campaigns.


385.00 conservation framed.



DAVID BOWIE - 1978

Original Tom Robe photograph, 10"x8", signed by Tom Robe.

Original photograph taken on the 1978 Isolar II world tour, almost certainly at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on May 1st. 1978 saw a revitalised Bowie undertake his largest tour to date and his first since 1976. The tour showcased material from 'Low' and 'Heroes'.


325.00 conservation framed.

DAVID BOWIE - 1978


Original Tom Robe photograph 10"x8", signed by Tom Robe.

Original photograph taken on the 1978 Isolar II world tour, almost certainly at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on May 1st. Judging by the lighting rig, Bowie is probably captured here playing 'Warsawa', the show opener, on a synthesiser positioned off centre stage.


325.00 conservation framed.



DAVID BOWIE - BAAL, 1981 (broadcast 1982).

Original RCA promo poster, 28"x19".

Very scarce original poster for RCA's final Bowie release, the Baal EP, on which Bowie's singing rose to magisterial heights. Recorded at Hansa by the Wall the previous September, the recordings marked the end of an era, a farewell both to Berlin and the end of his association with RCA.


285.00 conservation framed.



DAVID BOWIE - YOUNG AMERICANS, 1975.

Original RCA Mainman poster, 30"x24.5".
Photography and artwork by Eric Stephen Jacobs.

Very scarce original poster for the album that saw Bowie's decisive break (gestating throughout Diamond Dogs) from glam rock, via a daring assimilation of contemporary American soul music, including a rare appearance on America's premiere black music television showcase Soul Train.


850.00 conservation framed.



DAVID BOWIE - SCARY MONSTERS, 1980.

Original RCA Records press still, 10"x8".
Photography by Brian Duffy.

Bowie's Pierrot costume was designed by Natasha Korniloff, (an acquaintance since the Lindsay Kemp days), who also created Bowie's 1978 tour white sailor outfit.
The make up was created by Richard Sharah.


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DAVID BOWIE - SCARY MONSTERS, 1980.

Original RCA Records press still, 10"x8".
Photography by Brian Duffy.

Sara Wiseman, Duffy's archive assistant: "I asked Duffy what his thoughts on the photograph were: "You like it? Yes me too. You may have noticed that in many of my male portraits my subjects look as if they're on the verge of smacking me..ha! That was my technique, I would say something to rile them or wind them up. It won me some great photographs."


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EDWARD BELL/DAVID BOWIE - GLAMOUR, 1981.

Original poster, 31.5"x24.5".
Design and artwork by Edward Bell.

Bowie, pleased by Bell's work on 'Scary Monsters', commissioned a further portrait from Duffy's photo session. Entitled 'Glamour', it was used as the cover on the 1982 Bowie calendar and for this scarce 1981 poster.


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SCARY MONSTERS, 1980.

Original RCA promo mobile display, c.31"x16".
Art and design by Edward Bell, photography by Duffy.

Delightful and very sought after original in-store display mobile. Pierrot was an occasional recurring character for Bowie, from his mine days to the video for 'Be My Wife'. The rarity of this mobile is added to by its fragility.


650.00 custom conservation framed.



LODGER, 1979.

Original RCA promo mobile display, 28"x13".
Photography by Duffy, design Derek Boshier and David Bowie.

The striking image of Bowie and the album's title were influenced by Roman Polanski's sinister psychological thriller 'The Tenant'. Bowie's contorted pose, photographed from above, was achieved through a special supporting skeleton limb table.

Very scarce format in-store mobile, specially framed.


450.00 custom conservation framed.

DAVID BOWIE - STATION TO STATION, 1976


Original in-store standee display 12.5"x12.5".
Photography by Steve Schapiro.

Unusual original US in-store standee display.

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DAVID BOWIE - 1977.

Original RCA Records press still, 10"x8".

Original RCA press photo. Bowie wearing his Berlin period favourite green kicker boots. Photograph unattributed as yet, but another shot from this session appeared on the cover of February 18th 1978 Melody Maker, which featured a interview with Bowie in Berlin, with fascinating insights into his life in the city.


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DAVID BOWIE - THE ELEPHANT MAN, 1980.

Three original 10"x8" press photographs.
Photographs by Ron Scherl (1) and Susan Cook (2).

Three fine original publicity photographs, each with detailed summary and credits on verso. In preparation for the role, Bowie visited the Merrick collection at the Royal London hospital, where he examined the original card model church made by Joseph Merrick.


285.00



DAVID BOWIE - SCARY MONSTERS, 1980.

Original in-store standee, 48"x23.5"
Art and design by Edward Bell, photography by Duffy.

This blue variation is very scarce.


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DAVID BOWIE - SCARY MONSTERS, 1980.

Original in-store standee, 48"x23.5"
Art and design by Edward Bell, photography by Duffy.

Scarce yellow variation on this impressive large scale in-store display poster.


950.00 conservation framed.

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS, 1983


Original Italian photobusta 27"x19".

Filmed by D.A. Pennebaker during the famous July 3, 1973 final concert of David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" tour, technical problems delayed the film's release until 1983.
Some of these Italian front of house posters feature Bowie as contemporary in 1983 along with ones from '73.

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EXCLUSIVELY ON RCA, 1977.

Original RCA 10"x8" promo photograph.
Photography by Masayoshi Sukita.

In 1972 Sukita's portfolio sufficiently impressed Bowie manager Tony DeFries and photographer Mick Rock for them to arrange a portrait session with Bowie. 40 years later, and Masayoshi Sukita remains Bowie's trusted, longest serving chronicler.


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ISOLAR II TOUR, 1978.

Original 10"x8" photograph.
Photograph by Andrew Kent (photographer's credit stamp on verso).

Andrew Kent, one of the doyen's of rock photography, had a fine eye for Bowie as a subject, travelling with him on the first Isolar Tour (Station To Station) in 1976 and again in 1978. Bowie's sailor costume was designed by his friend Natasha Kornilof.


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DAVID BOWIE - THE ELEPHANT MAN, 1980.

Original 10"x8" photograph.
Photograph by Ron Scherl.

Bowie's startling versatility was never more emphatically demonstrated than by his triumphant stage debut as John Merrick in 'The Elephant Man'. Ron Scherl took production photographs of the Broadway run at the Booth Theatre.


185.00 conservation framed.




DAVID BOWIE - HEROES/HELDEN, 1977.

Original celluloid master films, 27"x16".

Two original RCA celluloid films (one pictured) for manufacture of the picture sleeve of the German language single of 'Heroes'. One single film for black, the other (pictured and framed) with three images for CMY.


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DAVID BOWIE - STATION TO STATION, 1976.

Original RCA Records poster, 27 1/4"x22".
Photography by Steve Schapiro.

Station To Station was a key transition in Bowie's career, the title track's metronomic rhythms revealing the influence of the new German sounds he was absorbing. The use of Expressionist cinema-inspired lighting around the concept of the Thin White Duke lead Bowie to change the original colour cover to stark black and white.

550.00 conservation framed.


DAVID BOWIE - HEROES, 1977.

Original RCA Records in-store standee, 17"x17".
Photography by Masayoshi Sukita.

Scarce original smaller size in-store standee.

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DAVID BOWIE - EXCLUSIVELY ON RCA, 1976


Original RCA photograph 10"x8".
Photography by Tom Kelley.

Annotated with dated press cutting on verso, including stamped date Feb 3 1976 "David Bowie and his band perform tonight at the Seattle Center Coliseum..The show will open with Salvador Dali's 1929 film, "The Adalusian Dog""

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DAVID BOWIE - STATION TO STATION, 1976.

Original RCA Records poster, 30"x20".
Photography by Steve Shapiro.

Scarce original British poster with the rare initially proposed colour cover image, changed by Bowie to the cropped and centered black and white image.
Note: Fakes of the colour lp sleeve have been in circulation. Some flat proofs were made and survive but no actual sleeves.

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DAVID BOWIE - THE ELEPHANT MAN, 1980.

Original 10"x8" photograph.

Superb original Associated Press photograph, with date stamp and detailed press text on verso on Bowie's imminent Broadway debut, titled "The Search For Change".


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DAVID BOWIE - CHANGESONEBOWIE, 1976.

Original RCA poster 28"x22".
Photograph by Tom Kelley.

Tom Kelley photographed Marilyn Monroe's famous 1953 nude shot.
Kelley's years as a Hollywood photographer is strongly reflected in the classic style of his 1975 Bowie portraits.


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DAVID BOWIE - by STEVE SCHAPIRO, c.1976.

Original photograph16.5" x 12.5".
Photograph by Steve Schapiro.

Original photograph, formerly in the collection of EMI.


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DAVID BOWIE - YOUNG AMERICANS, 1975.

Original U.S. in-store promo poster, 31"x11".

Very scarce in-store poster for the album that gave Bowie his first U.S. no.1 single with the acerbic 'Fame'.


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DAVID BOWIE - DIAMOND DOGS, 1974.

Original RCA Records US promo and concert poster, 41"x27".
Artwork by Guy Peellaert.

V. scarce RCA advance poster, advertising both the album's release and the accompanying tour. The album was toured only in North America.


785.00 conservation framed.


DAVID BOWIE - HEROES, 1977.

Original 1978 RCA Records promo and concert poster, 26"x22".
Photography by Masayoshi Sukita.

Bowie's interest in German Expressionism and the culture of Weimar took in the work of artist Erich Heckel. Heckel's 1917 (link:) painting and woodcut of the character 'Roquairol' directly influenced the cover of 'Heroes' and Iggy Pop's 'The Idiot'.

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DAVID BOWIE - LODGER, 1979.

Original RCA press kit.

Contains eight page biographical overview, along with two portrait photographs, one possibly by Bruce Weber, and an Omega watch card.


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DAVID BOWIE - FASHIONS.

Original RCA Records mobile display, 40"x17".

'Fashions' was a 1982 limited edition UK RCA release of 21 tracks on ten 7" picture discs.

Scarce original display mobile.


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DAVID BOWIE - STAGE, 1978.

Original RCA UK promo poster, 40"x30".

The album captured performances on the Isolar II world tour, which showcased music from Low and Heroes in impressive style, along with tracks from the Ziggy Stardust era.

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DAVID BOWIE - DAVID LIVE, 1974.

Original RCA Mainman poster, 29"x22".

The album was recorded on the first leg of the US Diamond Dogs tour, though the cover and poster shot shows Bowie moving into his soul look.


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DAVID BOWIE - BAAL, 1981 (broadcast 1982).

Original BBC Picture Publicity photograph, 8"x6".

Bowie proved to be a natural fit for Alan Clarke's bold adaptation of 'Baal', Berthold Brecht's first full length play (1918).

The play and the fine recording of its songs at Hansa Studio 2 with Tony Visconti marked Bowie's farewell to Berlin, the city that had rescued and rejuvenated him.

Very scarce original BBC press photo with detailed text on verso.


185.00 conservation framed.



DAVID BOWIE - YOUNG AMERICANS, 1975.

Original photograph, 10"x8".
Photography by Eric Stephen Jacobs.

Toni Basil had choreographed 1974's Diamond Dogs tour. Her image on the cover of Sept '74's After Dark magazine inspired Bowie to commission the photographer Eric Stephen Jacobs to shoot and airbrush the cover image for Young Americans.

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DAVID BOWIE - JAPAN, 1980.

Original RCA Japan poster, 28 3/4" x 20 1/4"

Wonderful image taken in Japan in 1980, when Bowie filmed an advertisment for Takara Shochu "Jun" (Sake).
The same shot was used on the sleeve of the rare 1980 single 'Crystal Japan', an instrumental released in Japan and used in the advertisment.

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DAVID BOWIE - 1977.

Original RCA Records press still, 10"x8".

Original RCA press photo with interesting annotations and mark-up.


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DAVID BOWIE - DIAMOND DOGS, 1974.

Original RCA Mainman in-store standee, 38"x25"
Artwork by Guy Peellaert.

Very scarce large original in-store card stock display/standee, with Guy Peellaert's famous Bowie as dog-man artwork and previous album releases below.

Vintage card displays were never made in large numbers and rarely survive.

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DAVID BOWIE - ALADDIN SANE, 1973.

Original RCA Records poster, 24.5"x19.5".
Photography by Brian Duffy, design by Celia Philo and Duffy.

Pierre Laroche, who also did the makeup for the film 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', had drawn a small 'flash' tattoo, but it was Duffy himself who then took one of Laroche's lipsticks and drew the full flash across David's face. Duffy, along with Terence Donovan and David Bailey, made up what Terry O'Neil called 'the holy trinity' of fashion photography in Britain in the late 50's and 1960s.

The photograph's airbrushing and the silver teardrop were done by Philip Castle, designer of the posters for 'A Clockwork Orange'.

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DAVID BOWIE - STAGE, 1978.

Original RCA in-store 3D display, 17 1/4"x15 3/4".
Photography by Gilles Riberolles.

Bowie so loved the unauthorised shot French reporter Gilles Riberolles took for French rock magazine "Best" that he halted the album's release to make it the cover image.

This splendid card display piece is custom framed to show off the 3D effect.


385.00 custom conservation framed.

DAVID BOWIE - SCARY MONSTERS, 1980.

Original in-store card poster display, 48"x23.5"
Art and design by Edward Bell, photography by Duffy.

Edward Bell features the cover figures from Bowie's last three albums, erased over, moving ruthlessly on from the recent past.
The coming decade was to bring Bowie unprecedented global fame and fortune, but 'Scary Monsters' was the last great album of a dazzling creative run.

This very scarce in-store card display is on an impressive large format.

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DAVID BOWIE - HEROES, 1977.

Original RCA Records in-store standee, 41"x41".
Photography by Masayoshi Sukita.

Dramatic large size in-store standee.

Very scarce.

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DAVID BOWIE - LOW, 1977.

Original RCA poster, 22"x22".
Photography by Steve Schapiro.

One of the most famous of all Bowie images, originally used on the US movie posters for 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'.

Steve Schapiro's many distinguished credits include his on-set photography for the Godfather trilogy (he captured many of the films' most famous images).


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DAVID BOWIE - THE ELEPHANT MAN, 1980.

Original New York theatre poster, 21.5"x13 3/4", with original programme.

Bowie took over the role of Merrick in July 1980, in Denver, Chicago and New York, where the run ended in January 1981. In a highly acclaimed performance, Bowie's mime training assisted greatly in conveying Merrick's deformities through bodily contortion (the production eschewed prosthetics of any kind).


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DAVID BOWIE - SPACE ODDITY, 1972.

Original RCA/CKLG Radio music chart poster, 22"x17".

Bowie's original UK breakthrough hit was rereleased in America and Canada in November 1972 following the success of Ziggy Stardust.

Intriguing poster by or for Vancouver's top pop radio station CKLG 73 AM Radio.


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DAVID BOWIE, 1978.

Original photograph, 10"x8".
Photograph by Rik Walton.

Original still from the 1978 Isolar II tour (often referred to as the 'Stage' tour). Note the ever-present cigarette.


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DAVID BOWIE - SCARY MONSTERS, 1980.

Original RCA U.S. poster, 27"x15".


225.00 conservation framed.

DAVID BOWIE - WITHDRAWN EMI IN-STORE PROMO POSTER SET, 1990.

Eight posters, with facsimile Bowie signatures, each 11 3/4" x 8.5".

This set was intended for a major promotion by EMI of Bowie's back catalogue, but the planned campaign was pulled when attention turned to the release of Ryko's Sound and Vision box set and the eponymous world tour.

Scarce.

650.00 conservation framed (in two groups of four).

DAVID BOWIE - EXCLUSIVELY ON RCA, 1976

Original RCA photograph 10"x8".
Photography by Tom Kelley.

Tom Kelley was a Hollywood photographer who brought his classic 1930's style to a 1975 photoshoot with Bowie (including the cover shot for the album Changesonebowie).
Tom Kelley also shot the famous nude calendar session with Marilyn Monroe.

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DAVID BOWIE - THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, 1970.

Original RCA poster, 22"x17".

The first pressings of RCA's 1972 release contained a poster of Brian Ward's famous 'high kick' shot.


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DAVID BOWIE - SCARY MONSTERS, 1980.

Original U.S. in-store display flat, 25"x12.5"
Art and design by Edward Bell, photography by Duffy.

Unusual double size in-store display double flat (some minute staple holes from store display), with final sleeve details.

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