Between 1972 and 1974, Bowie sat for a series of portraits by Steve Schapiro, known as one of the pre-eminent American photojournalists. Those sessions "resulted in some of the most memorable images of the late, great musician," according to Cat Buckley, writing in Vanity Fair.
Schapiro will sign copies of "Bowie" at the event set for 3 p.m. May 21 at the Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave. It includes pictures from an all-day photo shoot in Los Angeles in 1974, most of them never before published, according to a description of the book on Amazon.
The event is free, but attendees can reserve a copy of the book to be signed by Schapiro for $50, organizers said.
Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
In 2014, Schapiro exhibited 20 of his best-known photos of rock superstars at the art center, which is dedicated to showcasing the colorful and up-close paintings of people's faces that made Paschke one of the most famous artists to call Chicago home.
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