Francesca Maffeo Gallery is delighted to present ‘David Bowie, The Geoff MacCormack Collection’ by writer, producer and photographer Geoff MacCormack. This exhibition is the first solo show of these intimate photographs of two friends, travelling side by side between 1973-1976.
In addition to the photographs, we are pleased to present ‘The Long Way Home’ a cine film shot by Bowie documenting the progress of their trip from the docks in Japan through Siberia/Russia on ‘The Tran Siberian Express’ to Moscow for the ‘May Day Parade’. Five of the images in this film are in ‘The Geoff MacCormack Collection’, we are honoured to be able to offer all photographs from the collection for sale through Francesca Maffeo Gallery, this includes two unique editions signed by David Bowie. “Just suppose your Brilliant Pal said: “Will you join my band [The Spiders from Mars] and come on a tour? And would you mind awfully if we travelled [first class] by sea to New York, and then sailed from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Canada, Hawaii and on to Japan? And then, from Japan to Siberia, through Russia [Trans-Siberian Express] to Moscow [for May Day Parade], Poland, East and West Germany, just in time for tea at the George V Hotel in Paris? Followed by a relaxing holiday in Rome, just to chill out? And then, just suppose, when you thought all the fun had finished, your Brilliant Pal said: “Would you mind being a dog [Diamond], coming back to New York on an even better ship, eating caviar every day and joining another band, then another band, helping out on a few albums [six], and generally hanging out and having the time of your life for a couple more years? Supposing all that happened…Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have kept a photo or two?”