David Bowie - Scottie Dog - 1979



David Bowie with Scottie Dog

"I never heard a thing about Duffy being upset about the Scary Monsters sleeve design... It may have been one of the reasons that he never did another session with David again." - Chris Duffy

This rare image of David taken by Duffy was unreleased until it was published in the Five Sessions book. The contact sheet revealed the Scottie Dog walking in during a meeting regarding the "Scary Monsters" photoshoot and sitting in the chair next to David. The location and story behind the image are pieced together with very limited information adding to the mystery and intrigue of the picture.

It has become a firm fan favourite and the most popular of the behind the scenes images shot by Duffy.

Open Edition Prints

Our Standard Archival Quality Pigment Ink Print is 7.5″x 5″ (19.05cm x 12.7cm) in 12″x12″ (30.48cm x 30.48cm) Mounts - handmade and printed in the Duffy Archive from the original photographic negatives.

All of our images are ready to frame, supplied with a choice of either a black or white acid-free mount. A mount is a paper-based border around framed images between the frame and the image. The mount adds an extra decorative element and also prevents the image from making contact with the glass. Our Standard Size open edition prints are the same size as a 12" vinyl album sleeve for convenient framing.

As with all our prints, each open edition is embossed with the Duffy Archive stamp. The reverse of each frame has a sticker detailing the history of the session and a hand-stamped logo from Duffy's old camera cases.

Duffy:Bowie Five Sessions (72-80)

The fascinating story behind this timeless session is fully documented in the Duffy Bowie Five Sessions Book told by those who were there. Including Chris Duffy who said of the session – "It was kind of a kooky shoot really, what with three people shooting David and then the record cover ends up as a painting, how mad is that?"

"Talent hits a target no-one else can hit. Genius hits a target no-one else can see." - Arthur Schopenhauer

The David Bowie & Scottie dog picture is now available as a larger Gallery Print. Our Gallery Archival Quality Pigment Ink Prints come ready to frame in a 19.75" x 19.75" (50cm x 50cm) mount with an image size of 10.5"x 10.5" (26.67cm x 26.67cm).

Limited and Signed editions are available, to discuss options please 

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