David Bowie Space Oddity cover image by Vernon Dewhurst

The Pompidou Centre in Paris are showing a retrospective of work by the Hungarian painter Victor Vasarely, who is widely known as the father of op-art. It runs until 6 June 2019. The exhibition features a huge 3m x 3m version of the photograph by Vernon Dewhurst of David Bowie that was used on the cover of his second LP.

David Bowie’s second album, released in 1969 was originally titled David Bowie, It subsequently became known as Space Oddity, in deference to its best-known track.

Vernon attended the opening of the exhibition and found himself much in demand, especially with the French Minister of Culture, who seemed to be a big Bowie fan.

Here’s a shot of Vernon standing proudly in front of the ultra-large-format version of his photograph.

Limited editions are available to purchase—in sizes to fit regular wallspaces!