Record Sleeve

ca. 1970 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
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Place Of Origin

12 inch long-playing record gatefold sleeve, two inner sleeves and record. Recorded by David Bowie for RCA/Victor 1973. Sleeve lettered with title, song titles and credits, one inner sleeve lettered with song lyrics colour off set lithograph. The front sleeve features a head and shoulders photo and airbrushed portrait of Bowie wearing make-up


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
printing
Brief Description
This sleeve Duffy and Philo, ca. 1970
Physical Description
12 inch long-playing record gatefold sleeve, two inner sleeves and record. Recorded by David Bowie for RCA/Victor 1973. Sleeve lettered with title, song titles and credits, one inner sleeve lettered with song lyrics colour off set lithograph. The front sleeve features a head and shoulders photo and airbrushed portrait of Bowie wearing make-up
Dimensions
  • Length: 31cm
  • Approx width: 62cm
Credit line
Given by Stephen Calloway
Object history
This sleeve was devised by Pierre Laroche, The stage persona depicted here was cultivated by Bowie to supercede his successful Ziggy Star dust character. Many fans attened concerts imitating the flash of red and blue facial make up using the sleeve as a model.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
E.583-1985

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