Markus Klinko is best known for his very large pieces, and this sequence provides an unusually detailed look at the least-known aspect of his oeuvre, his smaller format size photography prints. There are six works on paper in this volume, and they cover an extensive eight-hour shoot that saw David Bowie alongside a pack of wolves, cradling a baby and posing as a blind man at Klinko’s New York studio during 2001. They are thought to represent a more contemporary approach to collecting and showcasing photography.
‘Klinko, who has shot a range of celebrities including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Kanye West, took hundreds of photos of Bowie for his 2002 album, Heathen. It was an extensive eight-hour shoot that saw Bowie alongside a pack of wolves, cradling a baby and posing as a blind man. They show a part of Bowie that was inspired by Man Ray, but also one who subverted the classic symbolism of Old Hollywood film noir to reflect ideas on loss.’ Vanity Fair London