David, 1975. © Geoff MacCormack.
The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has just launched an extension of their exclusive photography exhibit displaying Geoff MacCormack's shots of David Bowie on tour in the 1970s. The show was due to close this summer, but due to COVID-19 related disruptions, will remain open up until January 2022, to allow fans to enjoy the work.
David in costume with Geoff MacCormack, on the set of The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1975. © Geoff MacCormack.
Close friends since they were children, in 1973 Bowie invited MacCormack to join The Spiders from Mars on a worldwide tour, through New York, Japan, Russia and Europe by boat and train (due to Bowie's dislike of flying). MacCormack joined Bowie for the tour and beyond, and he documented behind the scenes of the musician's various personas, tours and his first major film, The Man Who Fell To Earth (1975).
The collection includes almost 80 original framed photographs of Bowie by MacCormack, as well as a short film shot by Bowie on their trip to Moscow in 1973, music videos, film excerpts and music in the galleries. You can view an exclusive preview and interview with MacCormack above.
David asleep on the Trans Siberian Express, 1973. © Geoff MacCormack.
Royal Pavillion & Museums Trust CEO Hedley Swain has said: “This show was sold out as soon as it opened in October. Sadly we had to close because of the lockdown. We’ve extended until January 2022 to give everyone a chance to see it. We expect it will be extremely popular so urge everyone to book their tickets soon.” To book your exclusive tickets, click here.