David Bowie’s photo, which was taken after he landed a drug charge alongside Iggy Pop in 1976, is going up for auction.
The photo, which you can see below, is from a police station in Rochester, New York, where the musicians were processed and held for a few hours after the arrest. The two musicians were taken into custody following a performance in the neighborhood where “about half a pound” of marijuana was confiscated by police.
The photo was auctioned yesterday (July 15) and, according to the listing, is from the seller’s ‘cousin’s husband…a gentleman called Scott’ who ‘was the officer who fingerprinted and photographed David Bowie “.
The officer apparently gave the seller the original Kodak photo as a wedding gift because he knew he was a Bowie fan. The seller has had the photo for “46 years and has kept it safely hidden”.
The picture is estimated to be worth around $1,000 to $1,500, but it’s hard to say how high the price will be once die-hard Bowie fans get their hands on the live-action offer. You can find more information about the auction, HERE.
In other Bowie news, Documentary release date imminent Lunar Reverie was unveiled earlier this week. The larger-than-life film will be released worldwide on September 16 and is described as a “feature experiential cinematic odyssey” that “explores Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey”. Brett Morgen took over directing duties while the film itself was sanctioned by the late icon’s estate.
(Photo by Richard Creamer/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)