Should've took a picture, Something I could keep...
Time for another auction kidz...This time we are making available several of the beautiful items that adorned the walls of the quite brilliant MTR Bowie exhibition last year. (04/26/02 NEWS: BOWIE CAREER RETROSPECTIVE AT MTR, 05/27/02 NEWS: SEE 1969 PERFORMANCE OF SPACE ODDITY, HERE, NOW!, 06/04/02 NEWS: MTR MEMBERS-ONLY PREMIER REMINDER, 06/05/02 NEWS: MICK ROCK AT NY MTR EVENT TOMORROW, 06/10/02 NEWS: WHAT TO DO IN NEW YORK TODAY)
We're starting with two stunning Mick Rock framed photographs, pictured below. Spend a moment gasping at their beauty, then read the descriptions below.
David Bowie photographed by Mick Rock at Haddon Hall, Beckenham, England. March 1972.
This first shot is an outtake from a session at David's home, Haddon Hall in Beckenham. Famous for being used on the reverse of the RCA reissue of the Space Oddity album, this classic image was apparently taken in young Zowie's bedroom. The session was described by Mick Rock thus:
It turned out to be a magical session for both of us, the results cementing our friendship and guaranteeing my role in the great scheme of things.
Ziggy photographed by Mick Rock at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, USA. October 1972.
This second rather moody shot was taken on October 16th 1972 within the grounds of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Mick Rock again:
We did the shoot just before going to see the premier of Andy Warhol's Heat. David's clothes were a tryout for the Jean Genie promo (we didn't call them videos then) that I shot and directed in San Francisco.
These pictures are classic Mick Rock Ziggy shots, both perfect examples of how far ahead of the game David was. The hair in the first shot, and the clothes in the second, greatly influenced the look of Punk Rock in the UK four years later.
Both pictures come professionally mounted and framed, and are approximately 16"x22". Click on each of the images to be taken to the relevant auction. Good luck if you do decide to go for them.