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These Paintings By David Bowie Show His Other Artist Side

Published 6 months ago

David Bowie was a great artist on stage, in cinema and in videogames. But he also dabbled in painting, too! Here are some of the paintings and drawings that Bowie left us. His art is said to be “influenced by Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Francis Bacon, Francis Picabia.”

David Bowie died this January, soon after his birthday and the release of the Blackstar album. Here’s his last photoshoot where he looks lively and energetic!

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Self-Portrait

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Child In Berlin – 1977

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Self-Portrait

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Berlin Landscape With JO – 1978

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(Portrait of Iggy Pop)

Sketch

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Hearts Filthy Lesson – 1995

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Self-Portrait – 1978

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Inspired by the cover for the album cover of Heroes (Victoria and Albert Museum)

DHead series

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Bowie continuously painted these DHeads during his career, but it only went public around 1994.

DHeads II

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Ancestor

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South Africa series An exploration of Bowie’s thoughts on the “white ancestor” story, gleaned from his trip to South Africa. The artist wrote: “In 1995 Iman and I took our first trip to South Africa. One of the prevailing stories handed down is that when the first tribes saw the white man they presumed they were being visited by their ancestors, as in their mythology the ancestors appear as a ghost-like white form.”

Ancestor II

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Dry Heads Capetown – 1995

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Evol For The Missing – 1996

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I Am A World Champion – 1977

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Portrait Of JO – 1976

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Squeeze 2000 – 1996

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Turkish Father And Son – 1978

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Sketch

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Self-Portrait

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Sketch

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Sketch

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The Man Behind It All

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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