post-title David Bowie | Group Exhibition | CAMERA WORK Virtual Gallery | 07.01.–17.02.2022

David Bowie | Group Exhibition | CAMERA WORK Virtual Gallery | 07.01.–17.02.2022

David Bowie | Group Exhibition | CAMERA WORK Virtual Gallery | 07.01.–17.02.2022

David Bowie | Group Exhibition | CAMERA WORK Virtual Gallery | 07.01.–17.02.2022

until 17.02. | #3286ARTatBerlin | CAMERA WORK presents from 7. January 2022 in its Virtual Gallery a group exhibition of portraits of David Bowie by various world-famous photographic artists. Among the works are never-before-seen portraits of the legendary icon.

On the occasion of David Bowie’s 75th birthday on 8 January, the CAMERA WORK Virtual Gallery presents a homage to one of the great exceptional talents of music history. On the basis of more than 30 portraits, some of which have never been shown before, among others together with supermodel Kate Moss and his wife Iman, the group exhibition provides an insight into the collaboration of the talent of the century Bowie with outstanding photo artists.

Anton Corbijn, Steve Schapiro, Ellen von Unwerth, Terry O’Neill, Herb Ritts and Brian Duffy created iconic masterpieces together with David Bowie that have become an integral part of the collective memory of music history. In 1973, one of the most influential photographic artists of all time, Brian Duffy, portrayed the starman’s face split in two by the significant flash for the album cover “Aladdin Sane”. The famous photograph later also gave a face to the successful museum exhibition “David Bowie Is”, which was presented at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, among others. As a print signed by Bowie, it is a highlight of the virtual exhibition. The portrait “Aladdin Sane” (Open Eyes) is one of the world’s most famous and sought-after works in the field of music photography, as is the version “Aladdin Sane” (Closed Eyes), also known as the “Mona Lisa of Pop”.


Brian Duffy, David Bowie, »Aladdin Sane«, 1973

In the CAMERA WORK Virtual Gallery, beyond famous works, never-before-seen portraits of the musician by Herb Rijs, Albert Watson and Ellen von Unwerth are presented, which may surprise the trained Bowie connoisseur. The fresh and diverse view of the pop culture icon is a reflection of what the artist embodied throughout his life: a chameleon of pop culture. In 1992, for example, the renowned British photographer Albert Watson captured him in the never-before-seen work from his famous mirror series “David Bowie with Mirrors”: with his back to the viewer, Bowie stands in front of a mirrored fanning out of himself.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy of Camera Work - Albert Watson - David Bowie with Mirrors 1992
Albert Watson, David Bowie with Mirrors, 1992

Online Exhibition dates: Friday, 7th January to Tuesday, 17th February 2022

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