Wednesday night the Bowie photography exhibit at Taschen opened to celebrate the release of “The Rise of David Bowie 1972–1973.” The book is a collection of photographs by iconic rock photographer Mick Rock, who spent that year as Bowie’s official photographer. According to Taschen, the limited edition book that retails for $700 if rife “with spectacular stage shots as well as intimate backstage portraits. Pictures for press, album jackets, and stills from promo movies sit alongside around 50 percent previously unseen images, offering unprecedented access to the many facets of Bowie’s personality and his fame.”
There was a long list of celebrities at the photography opening. Mick Rock was there. Jimmy Steinfeldt, Rodney Bingenheimer, Sirius Trixon, Randa Relich Milliron Rocket Scientist, Josi Kat, Lina Lecaro, Paul L’Eperance, Ireline Di Caprio, Ellen Berman, and too long of a list to mention. KCRW and Shepard Fairey DJ-ed. There was no air conditioning, so it was fun to watch the celebrities melt into a Bowie Puddle. The book itself is a work of art, signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock. At 700 dollars it is worth every penny. The exhibit runs through October 11, 2015.
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