David Bowie posing in Beckenham Palace Park in September 1969
Alec Byrne recalls, “Bowie’s management asked to use this shot in a tour program later that fall—Bowie was doing a solo-acoustic slot opening for Humble Pie. Years later, shortly before he died, I was touched to discover it was used in the Five Years box set, a scan of Bowie’s personal copy of the program, which I guess he’d saved".
”I was expecting him to be some kind of withdrawn, arty guy, but David was warm and easy to be with that day. We were both south London boys and we clicked right away. His star was rising, but he didn’t arrive with an entourage of publicists, makeup artists, and hangers-on the way an artist would today. When we met at the park gates he was on his own.”
Alec Byrne's black & white prints are hand made archival silver gelatin darkroom prints, the only exception is the 40x60" size which is an archival pigment prints. All Alec Byrne's colour prints are archival pigment. All prints are signed & issued in the following edition sizes:
16x20" Edition of 75
20x24" Edition of 25
30x40" Edition of 15
40x60" Edition of 5
|16 x 20"||£960.00|
|20 x 24"||£1,280.00|
|30 x 40"||£1,920.00|
|40 x 60"||£2,880.00|
Silver Gelatin Print
Ilford Fibre Based Paper
Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.
A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)
Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size
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