RARE! Mick Rock The RISE of DAVID BOWIE 1972-1973 (2015) SIGNED TASCHEN BOOK!!!


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Offered here is a SIGNED edition of the landmark TASCHEN publication, THE RISE of DAVID BOWIE 1972­-1973. This limited, numbered and SIGNED edition brings together the best of photographer Mick Rock′s Bowie portfolio with spectacular stage shots as well as intimate backstage portraits. Included are pictures for press, album jackets, and stills from promo movies along with 50 previously unseen images. An amazing hologram cover adorns the book with multiple images.
With 310 pages, this impressive book measures approx. 14″ x 19″ and weighs a whopping 15 lbs!!! This is #667/1972 and it is in EXCELLENT condition with only a small corner split on the clam shell slip case (see photo). The book itself is in pristine condition! Original box with packing included. This is truly the ULTIMATE item for serious Bowie fans!!!

In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it landed Bowie′s Stardust alter-ego: A glitter-clad, mascara-eyed, sexually-ambiguous persona who kicked down the boundaries between male and female, straight and gay, fact and fiction into one shifting and sparkling phenomenon of ′70s self-expression. Together, Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage spectacular propelled the softly spoken Londoner into one of the world′s biggest stars. Photographer Mick Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally, immersed himself in the singer′s inner circle, and, between 1972-­1973, worked as Bowie′s official photographer.

Limited to a total of 1,972 numbered copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, this book is available as Collector′s Edition (No. 201-1,972), and also in two Art Editions of 100 copies each, with a pigment print signed by Mick.

The photographer Mick Rock was born in London in 1948 and is known as “The Man who shot the seventies.” As well as David Bowie, he has photographed Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, Roxy Music and Blondie. He also produced and directed music videos for the classic Bowie songs: “John, I′m Only Dancing”, “The Jean Genie”, “Space Oddity” and “Life On Mars?”. Rock has had major exhibitions in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.

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