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David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust

By Brian Ward, Terry Pastor

Signed by: Terry Pastor, David Bowie

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Ziggy Stardust

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About Ziggy Stardust

Published in 2006, this limited edition David Bowie album art print returns to the original quality of the artwork. David Bowie's legendary 1970s album covers for Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, were both designed by Norfolk-based illustrator, Terry Pastor. For this most iconic of David Bowie covers, a Brian Ward photograph was transformed into the classic highly coloured cover by Terry Pastor that contributed to the Ziggy Stardust enigma. The black and white cover photograph was taken outside furriers, K. West, on London's trendy Heddon St., London, W1. The rear cover of the original vinyl album bore the instruction "TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME". The photograph was then passed to Terry Pastor, who had worked on Hunky Dory previously, for hand colouring. In the words of Pastor, "I was given a black and white photograph printed on matte paper and David Bowie's management wanted some colour put into it. I applied the colour using photo-dyes with an airbrush (a DeVilbiss Super 93). The lettering for the front cover (which isn't included on this print) was lettraseted (rub-down transfer lettering) - a very hands-on way of doing things, but in 1972 that was the way things were done. No Mac computers in those days! I was working on the back cover one evening at my studio, which at the time was in Covent Garden, London when I received a phone call from David asking how the cover art was going. I told him I had finished the front and was working on the back cover photograph. He was very excited hearing that, having no idea there was an image for the back cover. He asked me what the image was, and said that he was really looking forward to seeing it. From that you can assume David didn't have any real input into the art direction at this stage of the cover. He probably had much more input when the photograph was being shot. The back cover, featuring Bowie in a phone box was done in exactly the same way.” This is a very special print, beautifully made and flamboyantly countersigned by David Bowie himself. Due to the popularity of this edition, particularly during the V&A's landmark Bowie Is exhibition, it is now very rare.

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Details

Artiste:

David Bowie

Designed by:

Brian Ward, Terry Pastor

Signed by:

Terry Pastor and David Bowie

Published by:

Dekkel Fine Art, UK in 2006

Limited edition of:

195

Extra details:

Embossed by Publisher

Process:

Silkscreen and Archival Inkjet

Image size:

19 x 19 inches

Paper size:

27 x 28 inches

Limited edition of 195