David Bowie, Scary Monsters Session 1980, Press Photographs Shot by Chris Duffy


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Taken by Chris Duffy during the last of Duffy's Five Sessions with David Bowie in 1980. At this point, Duffy was retired from commercial photography and was using his son – Chris Duffy’s studio. After the shoot was finish and the makeup was smeared, Duffy suggested Chris take some press shots to make use of the remaining session time.

This rarely seen shot is a perfect example showing how Chris was influenced by “The Black Trinity” of photographers which included his Father but retains his own unique style for a different take on the Scary Monsters scene. First published in the Five Sessions Duffy/Bowie book in 2014.

15" x 15" / Silver Gelatin Print / Edition of 50 / Limited Edition Hand signed 

24" x 24" / Archival Pigment Print / Edition of 12 / Limited Edition Hand signed 

40" x 40" / Archival Pigment Print / Edition of 25 / Limited Edition Hand signed 

*Duffy prints are offered as both estate stamped and limited edition hand signed. All prices on our website reflect estate stamped prints. The value of hand signed prints have significantly increased as their editions sell. To purchase a limited edition hand signed print, please inquire with us for availability and pricing. 

The signed prints are signed on the front and each print is embossed with the Duffy Archive Estate Stamp. The unsigned prints also carry the embossed Duffy Archive Estate Stamp and were issued after Duffy’s death in 2010.*

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Regular white matboard - Regular foam backing board - Regular plexiglass - Black wood frame

Upgraded Archival
Acid free backing board - UV protection plexiglass - Black wood frame

Museum Grade
Acid free backing board - 8-ply 100% Cotton rag matboard - Museum grade non-reflective plexiglass - Black stained ash hardwood frame