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LONDON (Reuters) – Photographer Mick Rock, known for some of the most recognisable pictures of rock legends such as David Bowie and album covers of the 1970s, is marking his 51 years working in the music industry with a new project collaborating with urban artist Fin DAC.
“MIDARO” fuses photography with painting, with the Irish artist reworking Rock’s photos of Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry to create a series of limited edition prints and canvas artworks.
Released on Tuesday, to coincide with what would have been Reed’s (NASDAQ:) 79th birthday, they each show a woman wearing a T-shirt adorned with one of Rock’s photos of the music stars.
Rock said he had long been cautious when previously approached for artistic collaborations.
“All he (Fin DAC) (had) to do is show them to me, that was the