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David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

David Robert Jones is introduced to music by his elder brother Terry and joins rock bands during the 1960s changing his name to David Bowie. In 1969, he makes his breakthrough with Space Oddity that soon becomes a major hit and a symbol of the conquest of the moon. During the 1970s, David Bowie popularises the glam rock aesthetic, making fashion and music collide while he transforms himself into fantasy alter-egos - inspired by his brother's schizophrenia? - such as Ziggy Stardust, the androgynous colourful messenger from space or Halloween Jack who speaks to Clockwork Orange's atmosphere while the austere Thin White Duke evokes Bertholt Brecht. In the beginning of the 1980s, he manages to maintain his popularity with his punk disco albums and his collaborations with Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger and Queen. The musician, who had studied the art of mime and theatre, also appears in films such as The Man who Fell to Earth and The Hunger. Today the performer that has turned into a influential inspiration to fellow musicians and fashion designers remains a musical and cultural icon who played on enigma to produce curiosity and admiration, no longer performing live, living a reclusive existence while breaking records with a major retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, appearing in a Louis Vuitton campaign and delivering videos starring A-list guests such as Marion Cotillard and Tilda Swinton. Elegance rests on mystery and disappearing with grace...

Tags / David Bowie - 1970s - It Men - Music - Rock - Costume - British Singer
Portrait of David Bowie, 1972
Portrait of David Bowie, 1972
Iggy Pop and David Bowie, 1973
Iggy Pop and David Bowie, 1973
Mike Jagger and David Bowie, 1970's
Mike Jagger and David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of David Bowie, 1980's
Portrait of David Bowie, 1980's
David Bowie, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Grammy's, March 1975
David Bowie, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Grammy's, March 1975
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
David Bowie, 1970's
David Bowie, 1970's
Terry O'Neil, Portrait of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, 1970's
Terry O'Neil, Portrait of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, 1970's
David Bowie, 1970's
David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of David Bowie, 1969
Portrait of David Bowie, 1969
Gavin Evans, Portrait of David Bowie, 1995
Gavin Evans, Portrait of David Bowie, 1995
Ellen von Unwerth, Portrait of David Bowie, 2000's
Ellen von Unwerth, Portrait of David Bowie, 2000's
Helmut Newton, Portrait of David Bowie, Monte-Carlo, 1982
Helmut Newton, Portrait of David Bowie, Monte-Carlo, 1982
David Bowie and Kim Novak in Just a gigolo directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie and Kim Novak in Just a gigolo directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by directed by David Hemmings, 1978
David Bowie for Just a gigolo directed by directed by David Hemmings, 1978
Masayoshi Sukita, Portrait of David Bowie for
Masayoshi Sukita, Portrait of David Bowie for "Heroes", 1977
David Bowie, 1970's
David Bowie, 1970's
Bianca Jagger and David Bowie, 1970's
Bianca Jagger and David Bowie, 1970's
Masayoshi Sukita, Portrait of David Bowie for
Masayoshi Sukita, Portrait of David Bowie for "Heroes", 1977
Masayoshi Sukita, Portrait of David Bowie for
Masayoshi Sukita, Portrait of David Bowie for "Heroes", 1977
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Aladdin Sane", 1973
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps", 1980
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps", 1980
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps", 1980
Brian Duffy, photograph and Edward Bell illustrator, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, photograph and Edward Bell illustrator, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps, 1980
Brian Duffy, photograph and Edward Bell illustrator, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, photograph and Edward Bell illustrator, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps, 1980
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps, 1980
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps, 1980
Edward Bell, Portrait of David Bowie for
Edward Bell, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps, 1980
Edward Bell, Portrait of David Bowie for
Edward Bell, Portrait of David Bowie for "Scary monster and super Creeps, 1980
Terry O'Neil, Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Terry O'Neil, Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Aladdin Sane", 1973
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Aladdin Sane", 1973
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
Portrait of David Bowie, 2000's
Portrait of David Bowie, 2000's
Gavin Evans, Portrait of David Bowie, Esquire Russia, April 2010
Gavin Evans, Portrait of David Bowie, Esquire Russia, April 2010
David Bowie in Absolute Beginners directed by Julien Temple, 1986
David Bowie in Absolute Beginners directed by Julien Temple, 1986
David Bowie, outing to the East Berlin, 1976
David Bowie, outing to the East Berlin, 1976
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie for
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie for "Station to station", 1970's
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie for
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie for "Station to station", 1970's
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie, Moscow, 1978
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie, Moscow, 1978
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie, Moscow, 1976
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie, Moscow, 1976
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Andrew Kent, Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
David Bowie and Romy Haag, Berlin, 1977
David Bowie and Romy Haag, Berlin, 1977
Portrait of David Bowie, Paris, 1971
Portrait of David Bowie, Paris, 1971
David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence directed by Nagisha Oshima, 1983
David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence directed by Nagisha Oshima, 1983
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
Portrait of David Bowie , 1970's
Portrait of David Bowie , 1970's
David Bowie by by Lord Snowdon, 1978
David Bowie by by Lord Snowdon, 1978
Portrait of David Bowie , 1990's
Portrait of David Bowie , 1990's
Andrew Kent, David Bowie, Iggy, and Coco in Moscow, 1978
Andrew Kent, David Bowie, Iggy, and Coco in Moscow, 1978
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve for The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve for The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
David Bowie in Radio City Music Hall, New York, 1973
David Bowie in Radio City Music Hall, New York, 1973
Kenneth Pitt, Portrait of David Bowie in Paddington Street Gardens, Marybelone, 1969
Kenneth Pitt, Portrait of David Bowie in Paddington Street Gardens, Marybelone, 1969
Kenneth Pitt, Portrait of David Bowie, Central London, 1960's
Kenneth Pitt, Portrait of David Bowie, Central London, 1960's
Kenneth Pitt, Portrait of David Bowie, 1966
Kenneth Pitt, Portrait of David Bowie, 1966
Brian Ward, David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust's first photo call, 1972
Brian Ward, David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust's first photo call, 1972
Ray Stevenson, Portrait of David Bowie, 1966
Ray Stevenson, Portrait of David Bowie, 1966
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
Ray Stevenson, Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Ray Stevenson, Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Ray Stevenson, Portrait of David Bowie at home, Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, 1969
Ray Stevenson, Portrait of David Bowie at home, Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, 1969
Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence directed by Nagisha Oshima, 1983
David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence directed by Nagisha Oshima, 1983
Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for
Brian Duffy, Portrait of David Bowie for "Aladdin Sane", 1973
Terry O'Neil, Portrait of Angie and  David Bowie, 1970's
Terry O'Neil, Portrait of Angie and David Bowie, 1970's
Paul McCartney and David Bowie, 1980's
Paul McCartney and David Bowie, 1980's
Iggy Pop and David Bowie, 1970's
Iggy Pop and David Bowie, 1970's
David Bowie in The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
David Bowie in The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of David Bowie, 1970's
Terry O'Neil, Portrait of David Bowie, 1975
Terry O'Neil, Portrait of David Bowie, 1975
Portrait of Ziggy Stardust / David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of Ziggy Stardust / David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of Ziggy Stardust / David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of Ziggy Stardust / David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of Ziggy Stardust / David Bowie, 1970's
Portrait of Ziggy Stardust / David Bowie, 1970's
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