An amazing night for art exhibit opening for David Bowie: Starman at Modern Rocks Callery in East Austin. Truly a legend, Bowie had fans of all ages and backgrounds. Costume contest winner was Lotus Reed who won a gorgeous Bowie Ziggy Stardust framed Aladdin Sane print from Brian Duffy.
Steven Walker, owner of Modern Rocks Gallery, curated the “David Bowie: Starman” exhibition which features many of Bowie’s most iconic shots, including album covers, obtained directly from the photographers themselves. The prints on display include signed limited edition prints from Terry O’Neill’s “Diamond Dogs” album cover shoot, Justin De Villeneuve’s “Pin-Ups” album cover with British model Twiggy, Brian Duffy’s “Aladdin Sane” and “Scary Monsters” album cover shoots and Masayoshi Sukita’s famous session with Bowie for the “Heroes” album cover. The show also features early Bowie prints from Alec Byrne, Brian Aris and his early 1990s era prints, as well as later prints from Kevin Cummins, Jake Chessum, Markus Klinko and more.
Despite the cold weather, the turnout was great and people enjoyed fun themed cocktails from Shilling Crafted. Check out our interview and photos of previous events at Austin 101 Magazine. More details on the gallery and it’s wonderful owner Steven Walker here.
The exhibition will run from Nov. 11 through the end of 2022. Following the exhibition, the prints will travel to the 2023 David Bowie World Fan Convention in New York City.