Bowie by Mick Rock

See the rise of Ziggy Stardust through the "man who shot the seventies."

  1. Described as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies,” Rock’s photos of other music icons - Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, and Blondie’s Debbie Harry - will also be on display.

    Copyright Mick Rock 1972, 2017

  2. Copyright Mick Rock 1972, 2017

  3. Copyright Mick Rock 1973, 2017

Between 1972 and 1973, when David Bowie was redefining glam rock as the androgynous alien rock star Ziggy Stardust, fellow Londoner Mick Rock was the musician’s official photographer. Bowie told his manager at the time, “Mick sees me the way I see myself.”

Bowie by Mick Rock features 65 of Rock’s photographs that capture Bowie’s creativity and charisma, from dressing room shots of his transformation into Ziggy Stardust and live performances to private moments between gigs. “I think David trusted me,” reflects Rock. “I regarded myself as a guardian of his image, and that’s true to this day.”

The gallery also includes rare performance footage, oral history interviews, an audio tour narrated by Rock, and photos of other music icons like Lou Reed, Queen, and Debbie Harry.

Extended through March 11, 2018.


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