Top of the most interesting paintings by David Bowie, the man who lived art
David Bowie Didn't just live art - it lived in him. Culture was a feast for him to savor. Bowie's unorthodox creativity was a rarity among popular performers of the time: often his lyrics were ambiguousbut always profound. However, it was their ambiguity that allowed other artists to interpret these songs in their own way...
"All art is unstable. Its meaning is not necessarily the same as what the author implies. There is no authoritative voice. There are only a few readings," Bowie once said.
He saw that art changed each Interpretation - that there can be no definitive version of anything, and that perhaps therefore each new incarnation is just as important as the previous one... Today we decided to recall the most interesting paintings of the artist, which, like music, everyone can interpret in his or her own way.
It is known that David Robert Jones (real name) studied painting at Bromley Technical School at father his old friend and rock legend Peter Frampton, Owen. Bowie's paintings, discussed below, demonstrate a competent approach to postmodern art influenced by Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Francis Bacon, and Francis Picabia.
spring 1976 of the year, David and his companion Iggy Pop left America and moved to Berlin. The German capital gave Bowie a new breath of life and... inspiration. And it's not just about music: Bowie, whose affinity for German expressionist art had emerged long before he lived in Berlin, made a large number of lithographs and painted many portraits at that time!
He is clearly not a master, and his work is clearly lacking in technical practice, but there is clearly passion and great sensitivity…
Paintings worth tens of thousands of dollars
This kind of portraits Bowie wrote for most of his career! However, they came into the public domain around the time of 1994 year. Series "DHead." includes about 50 portraitsThe muse for which are friends, family, and simply loved ones of the musician. There are also some enigmatic self-portraits in this series, but to whom they are addressed - David never didn't tell...
In 1998 In 2016, Bowie donated one self-portrait to a charity in Edinburgh. In 2016, an anonymous fan (known to be a film producer) of David bought the portrait at auction for 22 500 pounds sterling! The approximate cost and rate were 3000-5000 pounds sterling.
In summer 2021 year, a painting that was expected to be worth between $9,000 and $12,000 went under the hammer for more than 100 thousand dollars! The most interesting thing is that it was found at a flea market in South River!
The lucky man, who immediately recognized the signature of the legendary musician, bought it for 5 Canadian dollars. The authenticity of the signature was soon confirmed.
Senior Arcana, Sketches and Yukio Mishima
In 1975 The year Bowie created a small series inspired by the five major arcana Tarot. The inspiration illuminated the artist autumn, during his stay in Los Angeles.
And these are David's preparatory drawings 1974 year for various projects, including an unreleased film set in Hungry City…
Another interesting sketch:
Written in 1977 year, a portrait of the Japanese playwright Yukio Mishima decorates Bowie's bedroom at Berlin (photo of February 8, 1978).
In 2014, it was presented at the "David Bowie Is." at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum in Berlin. And a few years later, at the "David Bowie Retrospective Exhibition."The 2017 edition of the Tennoji Island Conference in Japan was held in 2017.
And finally, here's the last thing you need to know self-portrait most Bowie…