David Bowie Signed Ziggy Stardust Pencil By Artist Terry Pastor
Date: 1972 Published 2006
Signed By: David Bowie & Terry Pastor In Pencil
Edition: 195 World Wide
Dimensions: Image 19 x 19″ / Paper 26 x 27″
Atelier: Kaleidoscope, UK
Medium: Screenprint & Giclee on Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 330 gsm
Limited edition (195, with 20 artist proofs), color silkscreen and giclee’ fine art print made from the original artwork, printed on Somerset Velvet Enhanced 330gsm paperProduced by Terry Pastor with David Bowie. Signed and numbered by the artist, Terry Pastor, and counter-signed by David Bowie. Printed by Kaleidascope, Birmingham, UK, 2006Print size 28″w x 27″h, Image size 18.9″ x 18.9″ Unmatted/unframed. The photograph that serves as the basis for this cover image shows Bowie-as-Ziggy standing on London’s trendy Heddon Street. Many Bowie fans seek out this spot on trips to London (although the phone booth shown in the background as removed years ago). In the words of Terry Pastor – “I was given a black and white photograph printed on matte paper – David Bowie’s management wanted some colour put into it. I also did the cover for his previous LP, Hunky Dory. This was also a black and white photo that I coloured up in the same way. Perhaps this is why the label decided that the Ziggy cover would be similar? I applied the colour using photo-dyes with an airbrush. The lettering for the front cover (which isn’t included on this print) was lettraseted (rub-down transfer lettering) – a very hands-on way of doing things, but in 1972 that was the way things were done. No Mac computers in those days! I was working on the back cover one evening at my studio, which at the time was in Covent Garden, London when I received a phone call from David asking how the cover art was going. I told him I had finished the front and was working on the back cover photograph. He was very excited hearing that, having no idea there was an image for the back cover. He asked me what the image was, and said that he was really looking forward to seeing it. From that you can assume David didn’t have any real input into the art direction at this stage of the cover. He probably had much more input when the photograph was being shot. The back cover, featuring Bowie in a phone box was done in exactly the same way.