“More Idols than realities”
Both David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and Reality entered the UK album chart on this day in 1980 and 2003 respectively.
The former entered at #1 and the latter at #3, which were also the peak positions for both.
Both artworks featured paintings of Bowie as have a few of the other 27 Bowie studio albums (can you name the others?).
However, it may have escaped your attention that Edward Bell’s Scary Monsters painting has a flipped image of Bowie, the eyes are the obvious giveaway.
Bell got it right later for his portrait of Bowie which he is