These Paintings By David Bowie Show His Other Artist Side
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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Child In Berlin – 1977
Berlin Landscape With JO – 1978
(Portrait of Iggy Pop)
Hearts Filthy Lesson – 1995
Self-Portrait – 1978
Inspired by the cover for the album cover of Heroes (Victoria and Albert Museum)
Bowie continuously painted these DHeads during his career, but it only went public around 1994.
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.”
Dry Heads Capetown – 1995
Evol For The Missing – 1996
I Am A World Champion – 1977
Portrait Of JO – 1976
Squeeze 2000 – 1996
Turkish Father And Son – 1978
The Man Behind It All
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