1980 – Scary Monsters and Super Creeps Print + Five Sessions Book Signed by Chris Duffy

1980 Scary Monsters and Super Creeps Print + Signed Five Sessions Book

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1980 Scary Monsters and Super Creeps Print & Five Sessions Book Signed by Chris Duffy with Estate Stamp

This limited offer from the Duffy Archive includes a signed copy of the book “Duffy Bowie Five Sessions” and print of your choice from the final shoot with David Bowie for the Scary Monsters album cover. The offer is available with any of our open edition 12×12 mounted prints and framed triptych prints for a limited time.

“So much had to be on the film, you couldn’t manipulate images on the computer like you can do today. Duffy would create these amazing shoots – He saw in the camera what he saw and we didn’t, we would only see the finished picture.” – Sara Raeburn 

Scary Monsters And Super Creeps

Taken by Duffy during the last of the Five Sessions with David Bowie in 1980.

By 1980 Duffy was winding down his photographic career. His studio was no longer filled with cameras, lights and famous faces of the era. It was replaced with woodworking tools for his new venture – furniture restoration. Without a studio space or an assistant, Duffy turned to his son Chris for a venue to shoot David Bowie, the only person who could persuade him to get back behind the lens. Much like the Lodger shot little over a year before, Bowie had employed Duffy as a photographer in collaboration with artist Edward Bell who he had previously introduced to David. After the shoot, Duffy took his chosen image to Edward Bell to add his contribution.

Fully expecting Bell to paint directly on to his print; in the end, Duffy’s image was almost completely obscured by Bell’s painting. Although David loved the cover, Duffy was deeply hurt that his photograph had been despoiled by Bell.

Duffy/Bowie Five Sessions

This offer includes a copy of Duffy Bowie Five Sessions By Kevin Cann & Chris Duffy.

All copies purchased directly from The Duffy Archive are signed by Chris Duffy and embossed with the Duffy Archive estate stamp.

Limited and Signed editions are available, to discuss options please Contact Us.

Buying options

Our Standard Archival Quality Pigment Ink Prints in 12″x12″ Mounts are the same size as a vinyl record sleeve for convenient framing.

The portrait images are 7.5″x 5″ in a 35mm portrait style mount and the Demi Contact Sheet is 7.5″x 7.5″ in a square mount.

All of our prints are supplied with either a Black or White mount.

The book is automatically included in the order.



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