Bowie, David. (1947–2016)
David Bowie Black Book - Inscribed Presentation Copy to Carl Laszlo with 2 Original Photographs
London: Omnibus Press. 1980.
Presentation copy, inscribed on the first leaf by David Bowie to art dealer Carl Laszlo: "To Carl Laszlo / Met for the first time in NYC March 24 1983 / The first of many meetings." Black wrappers, lettered in white, minor wear to edges. Overall fine. 4to, 9 x 11.5 inches (29.2 x 22.9 cm).
Art directed by acclaimed graphic designer Pierce Marchbank and with text written by journalist and cultural commentator Barry Miles, the David Bowie Black Book contains photographs from every era of Bowie's genre-defining career.
Included with the inscribed volume are two original photographs:
Original photograph of Bowie in performance in Zurich in 1976, photographed by Christoph Thommen with credit sticker to verso. Bowie is shown holding the mic, wearing a vest and jewelry over a white shirt, with his guitarist visible in the background. Fine. 12 x 16 inches (30.3 x 40.3 cm).
Original photograph of Bowie in performance in Munich in 1983, photographed by Christoph Thommen with credit sticker to verso. Bowie is shown at the mic in a white shirt, suspenders and an untied bow tie. Fine. 12 x 16 inches (30.3 x 40.3 cm).
Hungarian-Swiss art dealer, collector, psychoanalyst and author Carl Laszlo (1923–2013) is remembered for his unique collection which included thousands of Buddhist statues, together with works by William Blake, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and many others. As a child, he survived several concentration camps, later writing about the experience in several books. In art and antiques circles, he was nicknamed "The Magician" and known for his flamboyant appearances among aristocracy, the media, and artists.
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