The Duffy Archive Of David Bowie

An exhibition of iconic photography at Rhythm & Brews cafe

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The Duffy Archive includes some of photographs taken of David Bowie by the late Brian Duffy, most notably Bowie as Ziggy Stardust and the album cover for Aladdin Sane.

An exhibition of the archive is being launched on Thursday 26 October at 7.30pm at Rhythm & Brews Cafe, which is just off Turnham Green in Chiswick.

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Brian Duffy's photography documents the 'Swinging Sixties' in London. Brian Duffy, David Bailey & Terence Donovan were dubbed the “Terrible Trio,”by The Sunday Times and “The Black Trinity” by Norman Parkinson.

In 1972 Duffy shot the first of Five Sessions with David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. In 1973 he designed, shot and named David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album cover.

He later moved into the area of commercial video and directed the music video for ABC's "All Of My Heart" and two pop videos for The Human League including "Mirror Man." In 1983 Duffy directed the music video for Spandau Ballet's "Gold"

In 2013 the Victoria and Albert Museum approached the archive to request use of his Aladdin Sane image as the lead image for the ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition. This show has been the V&A’s fastest selling exhibition reaching over 1.5 million visitors and is currently on a worldwide tour.

There will be prints for sale and admission is free.

October 19, 2017

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