David Bowie portrait taken by Brian Duffy is estimated to sell for $30,000

Brian Duffy (1933-2010) David Bowie, Aladdin Sane Contact Sheet
Brian Duffy (1933-2010): David Bowie, Aladdin Sane Contact Sheet (Image credit: David Bowie by Brian Duffy)

Two rare portraits of David Bowie are going up for sale at Bonham’s auction house, New York. The photos were taken by the late fashion photographer Brian Duffy who worked closely with Bowie for many years and died in 2010 at the age of 77. 

The album cover of Aladdin Sane which features Bowie as his alias Ziggy Stardust is one of two lots going up for auction. Taken in 1973, the look has become iconic and the album legendary. It was the first time Bowie and Duffy had worked together but they developed an instant rapport and worked on several projects together.  

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.