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Diamond Dogs

  • Object:

    LPs

  • Place of origin:

    Barnes (recorded)
    Notting Hill (recorded)
    Hilversum (recorded)

  • Date:

    Oct 1973 - Feb 1974 (recorded)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bowie, David, born 1947 (musicians)
    Peellaert, Guy, born 1934 - died 2008 (artist)
    Childers, Leee Black (artist)
    Bowie, David, born 1947 (producers)
    RCA Records (record label)
    Bowie, David

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed card

  • Museum number:

    S.3354-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

David Bowie's 8th album, Diamond Dogs, features the censored version of the cover artwork by Guy Peellaert. Diamond Dogs was inspired by George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, evident in the B side track titles 1984 and Big Brother. The cover artwork features Bowie as a hybrid human-dog. The V&A also owns an uncensored version of the album without the male genitalia airbrushed out of the back cover artwork.

Physical description

Gatefold sleeve featuring a painting by Guy Peelaert of David Bowie as a human-dog hybrid on the cover. The inside shows a misted cityscape of ancient and modern architecture by Leee Black Childers, with lyrics from the opening track Future Legend printed in the top right corner. The track list, band members, credits and trademarks are printed on the back cover.

Place of Origin

Barnes (recorded)
Notting Hill (recorded)
Hilversum (recorded)

Date

Oct 1973 - Feb 1974 (recorded)

Artist/maker

Bowie, David, born 1947 (musicians)
Peellaert, Guy, born 1934 - died 2008 (artist)
Childers, Leee Black (artist)
Bowie, David, born 1947 (producers)
RCA Records (record label)
Bowie, David

Materials and Techniques

Printed card

Dimensions

Height: 31.2 cm sleeve, Width: 31.2 cm closed sleeve, Width: 63 cm open sleeve, Depth: 0.5 cm closed sleeve, Depth: 0.1 cm open sleeve, Height: 30.1 cm disc, Width: 30.1 cm disc

Descriptive line

Retouched David Bowie Diamond Dogs gatefold sleeve

Vinyl LP disc for David Bowie's Diamond Dogs album

Paper LP sleeve for David Bowie's Diamond Dogs album

Materials

Card

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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