First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Publisher's original turquoise cloth with magenta fine-grain leather spine. Portrait of Bowie on an acrylic mirrored disc to the upper board, titles in silver to the spine. All edges silver. Housed in a hand-made slipcase bound in black buckram featuring pink, silver and turquoise foils and fine-grain leather accents on the top and tail edges, which is further housed in the original drawstring bag. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs throughout. Text in English and Japanese. A specially created 7" vinyl single of parts 1 and 2 of David Bowie's 1980 recording, It's No Game, (originally released on the 1980 album Scary Monsters) is presented on a picture disc bearing two portraits from the iconic Heroes session and housed at the rear of the volume, as issued. A beautiful production in fine, as new condition, complete with all of the original mailing cartons. With a prospectus for Bowie: Station to Station loosely laid in.
Signed by David Bowie and Masayoshi Sukita. Numbered 1167 of 2000 copies. Speed of Life, was born out of a 40-year collaboration between musician, actor and producer, David Bowie, and photographer and designer, Masayoshi Sukita. Meeting in the early seventies, by 1980 Sukita had photographed Bowie on nearly 20 separate occasions. A connection was formed such that over the ensuing decades Sukita's camera has never been far from the focal point of Bowie's life and work. Present at both private rehearsals and centre stage for some of Bowie's most spectacular performances, Sukita's lens has also preserved informal moments - a subway ride in Kyoto, or a birthday celebration with Iggy Pop - as well as studio portraits created during countless sittings together, including the iconic Heroes album cover. Over 80% of these photographs have never been seen and are published here for the first time.
Stock code: 14975