Francesca Maffeo Gallery presents ‘David Bowie: The Geoff MacCormack Collection’ by writer, producer and photographer Geoff MacCormack. This is the first solo show of these intimate photographs of two friends, travelling side by side between 1973 and 1976.
As well as the photographs, you can see ‘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 Trans-Siberian Express to Moscow.
Five of the images in this film are in ‘The Geoff MacCormack Collection’. All photographs in the collection will be for sale through Francesca Maffeo Gallery, including two unique editions signed by Bowie.
From the press release:
“It all resembles the plot of a yet-to-be-written musical. Avid mod and aspiring singer Geoff MacCormack – who moved in the same circles as modernist ‘faces’ like Marc Nolan and Miceky Finn – was selling advertising space for a London construction newspaper when an old school pal ‘phoned him and urged him to work with him. The date was January 1973, the caller was David Bowie and the job entailed joining his band, as singer, percussionist and dancer. He said “yes”…”
Exhibition dates: 24th March – 14th April 2018
Private View: Friday 23rd March 2018
Opening Times: Wednesday 10-2.30pm, Thursday – Saturday 10-5pm
Address: Francesca Maffeo Gallery, 284 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1BW
Nearest Train Station: Chalkwell c2c Line