As David Bowie's official photographer 1972-1973, Mick Rock is in some ways the guardian of Bowie’s image. This model presents TASCHEN Gallery’sMick Rock: Shooting for Stardust, The Rise of David Bowie & Co. From formal portraits to intimate candids, and backstage life to dazzling performance shots, many of the brilliant photographs have never been seen by the public. The images offer a rare look into the life of an experimental rock star through the lens of a talented photographer. The exhibit is a wild and colorful collection that will allow Bowie’s brilliance to shine on in the minds of visitors for years to come. David Bowie gained popularity in the late 1960s for his constantly morphing persona and his bold music choices, all of which kept him in the limelight for the over forty years. Bowie’s iconic image set the standard for embracing individuality in the music scene, inspiring many artists after him. He sold over 140 million albums throughout his career with famous hits including Let’s Dance, Changes, Under Pressure, and Life on Mars. His most recent album, Blackstar, was released two days before his death in January 2016 and was intended as his parting gift to the world.