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A DISCIPLE OF RAMONA A. STONE
Computer Print
1994
Edition of 50.

*Print VII from The Adler Diaries Set of 17 mixed media prints. Print No. 11/50
Q magazine's 100th Anniversary Issue as part of a 'Bowie Art competition' in which six sets of seven prints were the prizes.

A SMALL PLOT OF LAND
Computer Print
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

AFRO-PAGAN I
42" x 28"
Computer Print
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*The Exhibition Poster and Brochure was based around this piece. For sale at the Atrium Bookshop both priced £25 signed and £10 unsigned.

AFRO/PAGAN II
42" x 28"
Computer Print
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.
78¾" x 117"
Digital Print on Hardboard
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

AFRO/PAGAN III
42" x 30"
Computer Print
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.
78" x 117"
Digital Print on Hardboard
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

AFRO/PAGAN IV
42" x 30"
Computer Print
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

78¾" x 117"
Digital Print on Hardboard
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

ALBION: MINOTAUR SERIES 1994
Computer Prints
1994
Edition of 500.

*Albion: Minotaur Series 1994 Postcards: Horns II, Blue & Yellow, Shoulder and Hand & Leg.

ALL SAINTS
CD Artwork
1993

*Cover artwork produced for a specially pressed CD that David instructed Rykodisc to produce. All Saints was a 2-CD instrumental only album which David gave to friends and associates for Christmas. It should have been an edition of 500 but several more were produced at the pressing plant. The cover featured the Isolar logo on a gold-coloured background.

AMULETS (THE REMEMBER SERIES)
2" high
Chrome Plated Bronze
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Several different Miniature African Heads from 'The Remember' Series.
See The Remember Series for full details.
Were available for purchase through BowieArt web site.

ANCESTOR
20" x 16"
Acrylic on Canvas
1995/1998
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Private collection, UK.

*1998 print version was available through BowieArt web site.
A 20" x 16" - (51cm x 40.5cm) Iris Print on Arches Paper, in a limited edition of 175. Signed print £250.

**The original painting sold for 4,500 in January 2012.
Ancestor

ANCESTOR II
20" x 16"
Acrylic on Canvas
1995/1998
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*1998 print version was available through BowieArt web site.
A 20" x 16" - (51cm x 40.5cm) Iris Print on Arches Paper, in a limited edition of 175. Signed print £250.
Ancestor II

ARCANE SERIES
37½" x 24"
Serigraph on Fine Pressed Rice Paper
1975 - November
Limited Edition of 50 Sets.
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Five depictions from the tarots: Death, Lovers, Star, Earth and Moon.
**Originally David produced these as Christmas presents for his friends in 1975.
***Set No. 24 on display at The Gallery were auctioned at Christie's in 1994 for £4,800.

ASHES TO ASHES STAMPS
Series of Nine Stamps - Four different in all.
1980
Included in the first 10,000 copies of the 'Ashes To Ashes' single.

*Adapted from an idea by U.S. Mail-Art specialist Jerry Dreva of (Bons Bons Hollywood Glam-Art Group).

AT LAST THE ANCESTOR
66.5cm x 50cm
Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

BEAUTIFUL, HELLO, SPACE-BOY PAINTING
7ft Diameter
Gloss Household Paint on Canvas
1995
Minky Manky Group
Exhibition: Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England on 17th June - 30th July 1995.

*In collaboration with Damien Hirst.
**This spin painting was produced by placing a large circular canvas on a fast rotating machine and then pouring paint on to it, literally, it resembles a giant-sized version of a child's Spiromatic toy.

DB: "We did some paintings together. We took a big round canvas, about 12-foot, and it's on a machine that spins it around at about 20 miles an hour, and we stand on the top of step-ladders and throw paint at it.... It's from a child's game; you drop paint on and centrifugal force pushes the stuff out."

BLUE & YELLOW
Print
1994
Edition of 14.
Minotaur Myths and Legends.
Exhibition: Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton St, London on 17th November - 3rd December 1994.
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th September - 9th October 1994.

*For sale at £900 per print in both exhibitions. Also part of the 500 limited edition Albion: Minotaur Series 1994 Postcards.

BOUND FOR GLORY
30" x 22"
Pastel and Charcoal on Paper
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Collaboration with Beezy Bailey.
**Memorabilia: This artwork was reproduced on an extra large size black T-shirt for sale at the gallery priced at £15.

BRITISH CONFLICTS SERIES: NO. 1 - ART
Dimensions Made-To-Order
Covered Vertical Pilasers with a White Ornate Capitol Base
1994
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Wallpaper: 72 rolls (width 21") manufactured.
**A roll of this wallpaper design was donated to The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester by Kate Chertavian from The Cork Street Gallery. It is not on permanent display but can be viewed on appointment by contacting Christine Woods (Curator - Wallpapers).
The Whitworth Art Gallery The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER. Tel: 44 (0) 161 275 7450. Fax: 44 (0) 161 275 7471.

BRITISH CONFLICTS SERIES: NO. 2 - ART
1994

*One of the five Bowie designs in the 1,000 limited edition BowiEno Postcards produced for the War Child Charity.
**Lucian Freud portrait on Laura Ashley Wallpaper background.


BRITISH CONFLICTS SERIES: NO. 3 -
1994

BRITISH CONFLICTS SERIES: NO. 4 -
1994

BRITISH CONFLICTS SERIES: NO. 5 -
1994

BRITISH CONFLICTS SERIES: NO. 6 -
1994

BRITISH CONFLICTS SERIES: NO. 7 - MILITARY MAN
1994

*One of the five Bowie designs in the 1,000 limited edition BowiEno Postcards produced for the War Child Charity.

BRITISH CONFLICTS SERIES: NO. 7 - MILITARY MAN
138cm x 87cm
Computer Print
1996
Absolut Secret.
Exhibition: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London on 4th - 8th December 1996.

*Exhibition sponsored by Absolut Vodka was to raise funds for the Fine Art Student Fund.
The exhibition consisted of 1,400 original postcard sized paintings and drawings produced by the famous and also students. The pieces were sold on a first come first served basis for £30 each. The twist to the art sale was that none of the artists were revealed until after the sale. Bowie entered four pieces: British Conflicts Series: No. 7 Military Man, Hand & Leg, Hallo Dolly and an ink sketch of Julian Schnabel.

BURNISHED
Print
1994
Edition of 14.
Minotaur Myths and Legends.
Exhibition: Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton St, London on 17th November - 3rd December 1994.
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th September - 9th October 1994.

*For sale at £900 per print at both exhibitions.

CHANGES
Lithograph Print
Limited Edition of 500.
1978

*A rendering of his album cover "Changes". Produced for Rykodisc Records.

CHILD IN BERLIN
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
1976

New York Art Expo
- The Twice Gifted Foundation.
Jacob K. Javtis Convention Center,
New York on 25th - 29th April 1990.
New York on 27th November 1990.
Los Angeles on 30th November 1990.
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

*DB: "Where the boy was standing was the ground floor of my apartment building. Upstairs on the third floor was a dentist office where the somewhat anxious youth was to have his teeth examined. He was scared and pale as he appears in this painting."
**24" x 24" Unframed Limited Edition Serigraph from original Oil on Canvas - Price $2,500. Offered for sale by ArtSpeaks - David Bowie - Twice Gifted Collection, 1293 NW Kearney, Portland, Oregan 97209 USA. The Twice Gifted Foundation is a charity for the American Cancer Society.

CHRISTMAS CARD
Carved Engraving Printed on Card
1970 - December

*David designed this Christmas Card for close friends and acquaintances.

COASTLINE
30" x 22"
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
1994 - February
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Purchased by Gilly Rath, from Essen, Germany at £2,000.

CONFLICT
1998 - 18" x 15" (45.5cm x 38cm)
Lithograph Print on Fabriano Paper
1993/1998
Limited edition of 175.

*1998 version was available through BowieArt web site.
**Signed print £200 and unsigned £75. From British Conflict Series No. 2 - Art.
***Lucian Freud Portrait in a Damien Hirst box on Laura Ashley Wallpaper.

CROUCH
Original: Charcoal Drawing
Charcoal and Chalk on Computer Print
1994
Print Edition of 14.
Minotaur Myths and Legends.
Exhibition: Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton St, London on 17th November - 3rd December 1994.
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London on 18th - 29th April 1995.
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th September - 9th October 1994.

*The original charcoal drawing was on display at The Atrium Bookshop, Cork Street, London to coincide with his first solo exhibition at The Cork Street Gallery. It was also used as the cover of the invitation card to the Minotaur Myths and Legends exhibition and also a variation was used for the cover of the programme of The Little Pieces From Big Stars Auction. The Computer Print sold for £900 at the Minotaur Myths and Legends and also The War Child Exhibition.

DAVID BOWIE by STEPHEN FINER
12" x 18"
Oil on Canvas
1994
Exhibition: The Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 14a Clifford Street, London W1X 1RF on 2nd - 27th May 1995.

*This is the official portrait of David in the 'Late 20th Century' collection of the National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE.
**One of three works produced by Stephen Finer, the other two were 'David Bowie & Iman' and a nude 'Iman'.

D HEAD I
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995
Private Collection
D Head I

D HEAD II
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995
Private Collection
D Head II

D HEAD III
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.
D Head III

D HEAD IV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.
D Head IV

D HEAD V
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995

*Self Portrait. 1997 version was available through BowieArt web site.
**A 9" x 6" - (95cm x 97cm) Lithograph printed on Fabriano Paper, in a limited edition of 175. Signed print £150 and unsigned £50.
***Original sold for £1,500. This piece was the book cover artwork of a new edition of Nikolai Gogol's 'Diary Of A Madman'.

D HEAD VI
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD VII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995

*Self Portrait.
**Purchased by art dealer Jenny Pat on The Dealers TV show on the Discovery Channel in 2012. In episode six of the programme, a David Bowie fan hoping to raise funds to emigrate to Australia, brings along this artwork, as well as a Christmas Card from 1994.
D Head VII

D HEAD VIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995

*Self Portrait.
**Swiss collection.

D HEAD XV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995
Exhibition: Convention Centre, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland on July 7th - 22nd 1995.

*Self Portrait.

D HEAD XI
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995

*Signed and dated '95 to the back. Felt tip inscription and printed label to the back.
**Originally owned by the well-known St. Ives Art Dealer Henry C. Gilbert ('Gillie')
***The painting sold for £1,700 GBP at The Penzance Auction House, Alverton, Penzance, Cornwall, England on 1st November 2012. (Lot 680).
D Head XIII

D HEAD XIV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XVI
25cm x 20.5cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XVIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995

*Private Collection

**Was available for purchase on eBay in July 2011 at £2,810 GBP (3,200 Euros).
D Head XVIII

D HEAD XIX
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XX
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XXV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XXVI
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995

*Sold via bowieart.com at £2500 GBP.
D Head XXVI

D HEAD XXVII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

*Signed and dated '95 to the back. Felt tip inscription and printed label to the back.
**Originally owned by the well-known St. Ives Art Dealer Henry C. Gilbert ('Gillie')
***The painting sold for £2,300 GBP at The Penzance Auction House, Alverton, Penzance, Cornwall, England on 1st November 2012. (Lot 681).
D Head XXVII

D HEAD XXVIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XXX
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

*Sold via bowieart.com at US $3080 (£2200).

D HEAD XXXII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XXXIV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.
D Head XXXIV

D HEAD XXXX
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

D HEAD XLI
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Sold at Christie's Pop Memorabilia Auction on 5th May 2004 in London. Price realised was £478 GBP.
D Head XLI

D HEAD XLIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Signed and dated '97 to the back. Printed label to the back.
**Originally owned by the well-known St. Ives Art Dealer Henry C. Gilbert ('Gillie')
***The painting sold for £2,500 GBP at The Penzance Auction House, Alverton, Penzance, Cornwall, England on 1st November 2012. (Lot 682).
D Head XLIII

D HEAD XLIV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Sold via bowieart.com at US $3080 (£2200).

D HEAD XLV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Donated by David to the 'ArtAid '98' exhibition at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland. (The artwork was available at £2,200).
**Offered at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh in their 'Contemporary & Post-War Art' sale on 16th March 2016, with an estimate of £3,000-£5,000 GBP. Price realised was £22,500 GBP.

D HEAD XLVI
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

D HEAD XLVII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

D HEAD XLVIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

D HEAD XLIX
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Portrait of Reeves Gabrels.

D HEAD LI
25cm x 21cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Portrait of Swiss art dealer Daniel Blaise Thorens.
D Head LI

D HEAD LII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

D HEAD LIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Portrait of Zachary Alford.

D HEAD LIV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Sold via bowieart.com at US $3080 (£2200).

D HEAD LV
9½ x 7½ inches (24cm x 19cm)
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Portrait of Mike Garson.
**Sold via bowieart.com at US $3080 (£2200).

DB: 'One of the ongoing series of paintings that have no beginning or end for me. They are the features that race through my life and have to be put down on canvas. I am now in my second hundred of these, so you'll see a lot of them in one form or another!'
D Head LV

D HEAD LVI
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Sold via bowieart.com at US $3080 (£2200).
D Head LVI

D HEAD LVII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

D HEAD LVIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Sold via bowieart.com at US $3080 (£2200).

D HEAD LIX
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

D HEAD LX
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Sold via bowieart.com at US $3080 (£2200).
D Head LX

D HEAD LXII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Donated by David to the 'ArtAid 2000' exhibition in October 2000 at the Vinopolis Gallery, London SE1 to raise funds in support of Crusaid.
**The artwork currently in auction at Lyon & Turnbull: Contemporary & Post-War Art (Lot 72) on 18th August 2016. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000.

D HEAD LXIII
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Donated by David to the 'ArtAid 2000' exhibition in October 2000 at the Vinopolis Gallery, London SE1 to raise funds in support of Crusaid.

D HEAD LXIV
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1997

*Portrait of Reeves Gabrels.

D HEAD ?
24cm x 19cm
Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

DAVID BYRNE PORTRAIT
No details known.

DAVIE JONES AND THE LOWER THIRD
Publicity Sticker
1965

*David designed this sticker for his band. They were stuck on lamposts around Soho. It features caricatures of 'Davie', 'Tea-Cup', 'Death' and 'Les'.

DEATH
37½" x 24"
Serigraph on Fine Pressed Rice Paper
1975 - November
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Five depictions from the tarots: Death, Lovers, Star, Earth and Moon.
**Originally David produced these as Christmas presents for his friends in 1975.
***Set No. 24 at The Gallery were auctioned at Christie's in 1994 for £4,800.

DEATH OF THE MAMA WATI
305cm x 183cm
Mixed Media and Collage on Canvas
1995
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

*In collaboration with Beezy Bailey.

"DEREK, HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS TOWARD A NON-VIOLENT THEATRE...."
Installation in Four Different Sections
1996
The Prison And The Asylum: Incarceration And Liberation In Artaud And Genet.
Exhibition: Nash Room, ICA, London, England on 31st May - 2nd June 1996.

*David was invited to construct an installation for the Institute Of Contemporary Arts, who were holding a 3-day multimedia conference exploring the legacy of Jean Genet and Antonin Artaud.

"DEREK, HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS TOWARD A NON-VIOLENT THEATRE...."
DEREK WOULD HAVE LIKED THIS

Section 1: Half a chair mounted on the wall with three small golden plaques, Beckett, Genet and Ionesco.
1996
The Prison And The Asylum: Incarceration And Liberation In Artaud And Genet.
Exhibition: Nash Room, ICA, London, England on 31st May - 2nd June 1996.

"DEREK, HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS TOWARD A NON-VIOLENT THEATRE...."
DEREK MIGHT HAVE LIKED THIS

Section 2: Above the fireplace there was a paint collage on a framed construction with timed interval lights on both sides.
1996
The Prison And The Asylum: Incarceration And Liberation In Artaud And Genet.
Exhibition: Nash Room, ICA, London, England on 31st May - 2nd June 1996.

"DEREK, HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS TOWARD A NON-VIOLENT THEATRE...."
DEREK SHOULD HAVE LIKED THIS

Section 3: In the middle of the room was a small coffin on a kitchen table, complete with peep-hole
and a radio.
1996
The Prison And The Asylum: Incarceration And Liberation In Artaud And Genet.
Exhibition: Nash Room, ICA, London, England on 31st May - 2nd June 1996.

"DEREK, HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS TOWARD A NON-VIOLENT THEATRE...."
DEREK COULD HAVE LIKED THIS

Section 4: Video-Wall peephole showing various footage. Eight Segments: including Bowie's famous own 1974 Super 8mm film and also Lindsay Kemp on stage.
1996
The Prison And The Asylum: Incarceration And Liberation In Artaud And Genet.
Exhibition: Nash Room, ICA, London, England on 31st May - 2nd June 1996.

DISTRICT 6
Installation: Computer treated photographs on South African Hairdressing Boards and storage container art covered an internally-mirrored child's coffin.
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*DB: "It was a black community in the midst of a white suburb and so the government of that time cleared it out and transplanted everybody to the other side of Tabal Mountain, and the area has been left totally abandoned. The coffin was really in mourning of that particular small plot of land. If you look through the peep-hole there's a vignette going on inside there, an Afrikaner figure at the back, and ritualistic columns topped with small African heads. And on the radio underneath I put together a tape of very early '50s music from Miriam Makeba. I interviewed her while I was there and put splices of her dialogue in between the songs. One recurrent phrase was Mandela telling her that, if you're negotiating with an adversary, is always to forgive, but never forget!"

DOUBLE HEAD OF D.B.
16" x 28"
Acrylic on Canvas
1994
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Self Portraits.

DRY HEADS
84" x 66"
Acrylic
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Derived from a photograph by Gideon Mendel.

DRY HEADS - CAPE TOWN
84" x 66"
Acrylic on canvas
1995
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

*Sold for £17,500.

EARTH
37½" x 24"
Serigraph on Fine Pressed Rice Paper
1975 - November
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*One of the five depictions from the tarots: Death, Lovers, Star, Earth and Moon.
**Originally David produced these as Christmas presents for his friends in 1975.
***Set No. 24 on display at The Gallery were auctioned at Christie's in 1994 for £4,800. Not actually displayed but available for purchase. This piece was kept in the storeroom due to space limitations.

EVOL FOR THE MISSING
122cm x 91cm
Acrylic on Canvas
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.
Evol For The Missing

FACE / YELLOW
75cm x 56cm
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
1995
Exhibition: Convention Centre, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland on July 7th - 22nd 1995.
Face / Yellow

FACELIFT?
25cm x 41cm
Acrylic on Canvas
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.
Facelift?

FAMOUS BLATANT HANDMADE 100 MONKEYS MULTIPLE
152.5cm x 193cm
Acrylic and Stencil on Boards
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

FIGURE ANDROGYNY
75cm x 56cm
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
1995
Exhibition: Convention Centre, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland on July 7th - 22nd 1995.

FOCUS, TRAVEL, FEED
152.5cm x 193cm
Acrylic on Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

*Focus, Travel, Feed: Focus I, II, III, IV, V, VI were 7 different acrylics on board, all the same size.

FOCUS I
152.5cm x 193cm
Acrylic on Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

FOCUS II
152.5cm x 193cm
Acrylic on Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

FOCUS III
152.5cm x 193cm
Acrylic on Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

FOCUS IV
152.5cm x 193cm
Acrylic on Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

FOCUS V
152.5cm x 193cm
Acrylic on Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

FOCUS VI
152.5cm x 193cm
Acrylic on Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

FOLK CLUB POSTER
Hand Lettered Poster
1969 - May
The Folk Club, at The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham High Street, Beckenham, Kent, England.

*David produced this poster for the opening night of the 'The Folk Club' (pre 'Arts Laboratory').

FROM NAHODKA WESTWARD BY TRAIN
16 x 20 inches
Oil on Canvas
1994
Artwork was donated to the 'Art for Africa' Auction on 21st September 2009 at Sotheby's, London, England to raise money for the Africa Foundation and Ikamva Labantu charities.

*Collaboration with Beezy Bailey.
**Painting features two Polaroid photographs overpainted.
***David has spelt Nahodka wrongly on the reverse of of the painting - it should be Nakhodka.
****Auctioned at Julien's Auctions in New York on May 18th 2013. Music Icons: Lot 144. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Sold for $11,520.
*****Auctioned at Julien's Auctions in New York on 21st May 2016. Music Icons: Lot 355. Estimate $20,000-$25,000. Sold for $.
From Nakhodka Westward By Train

GENTLE CUT
29" x 18½"
Gouache and Charcoal on original South African Hairdresser Advertisement Boards
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

GREETING STARS
12.5cm x 12.5cm
Computer Print
1995 - December

*Greeting Stars were a pack of twelve original Christmas cards designed by twelve stars for The War Child Charity. Bowie's design was a combination of his Vorticist Iman and Postropolis computer prints. Priced £5.99 from HMV stores.

HALLO DOLLY
138cm x 87cm
Computer Print
1996
Absolut Secret.
Exhibition: The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, England on 4th - 8th December 1996.

*Exhibition sponsored by Absolut Vodka was to raise funds for the Fine Art Student Fund. The exhibition consisted of 1,400 original postcard sized paintings and drawings produced by the famous and students. The pieces were sold on a first come first served basis for £30 each. The twist to the art sale was that none of the artists were revealed until after the sale. Bowie entered four pieces: British Conflicts Series: No. 7 Military Man, Hand & Leg, Hallo Dolly and an ink sketch of Julian Schnabel.

HAND & LEG
138cm x 87cm
Computer Print
1994
Minotaur Myths and Legends.
Exhibition: The Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton Street, London, England on 17th November - 3rd December 1994.
*On sale at £900.
**Also part of the 500 limited edition Albion: Minotaur Series 1994 Postcards.


Absolut Secret.
Exhibition: The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, England on 4th - 8th December 1996.
*Exhibition sponsored by Absolut Vodka was to raise funds for the Fine Art Student Fund. The exhibition consisted of 1,400 original postcard sized paintings and drawings produced by the famous and students. The pieces were sold on a first come first served basis for £30 each. The twist to the art sale was that none of the artists were revealed until after the sale. Bowie entered four pieces: British Conflicts Series: No. 7 Military Man, Hand & Leg, Hallo Dolly and an ink sketch of Julian Schnabel.

HEAD OF B.E.
30" x 23"
Charcoal and Chalk on Rag
1994 - March
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Portrait of Brian Eno.

HEAD OF D.B.
19" x 26"
Charcoal and Pastel on Woven Paper, mounted on Cardboard
1994 - January
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Self Portrait.
**Private collection: Spain.
***Offered at the 'Collect Now - Post-War & Contemporary Art' auction (lot 45) in Berlin on 30th June 2016 via auctionata.com - Starting price: 7,000 euros. Estimate: 14,000 euros.

HEAD OF E.K.
30" x 23"
Charcoal and Chalk on Rag
1994 - March
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Portrait of Erdal Kizilcay.

HEAD OF J.O.
25" x 20"
Acrylic
1976
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Portrait of James Osterberg (Iggy Pop). Not for sale at exhibitions.
**First published in Isolar II the 1978 World Tour Programme. There are at least two different versions of this painting. The larger one being exhibited at The New York Art Expo on 25th - 29th April 1990 at Jacob K. Javtis Convention Center, New York, USA.
***1997 version available through BowieArt web site. A 19½" x 15" Lithograph printed on Fabriano Paper, in a limited edition of 175. Signed print £200 and unsigned £75.

HEAD OF I.B.
6" x 4½"
Acrylic on Canvas
1993
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Portrait of Iman. Not for sale at the exhibition.

HEAD OF M.G.
30" x 23"
Charcoal on Rag
1994 - March
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Portrait of Mike Garson.

HEAD OF MISHIMA
1977
No other details known.

*Portrait of Yuki Mishima, the Japanese novelist.
**On public display for the first time at the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England in March 2013.

HEAD OF R.G.
30" x 23"
Charcoal on Rag
1994 - March
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th Sept. - 9th Oct. 1994.

*Portrait of Reeves Gabrels.

HEAD OF R.G.
30" x 23"
Charcoal on Rag
1995/1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

*Portrait of Reeves Gabrels.

HEAD OF S.C.
66cm x 54cm
Charcoal on Rag
1994 - March
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Portrait of Sterling Campbell.

HEAD OF S.C.
30" x 23"
Charcoal and Chalk on Rag
1994 - March
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Portrait of Sterling Campbell. Two different drawings in the exhibition.

HEART'S FILTHY LESSON
48" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*For sale in the John Reid Art Auction at Christie's, London.
Heart's Filthy Lesson

HELL OR BUST
1996
Mask (No. 56)
Exhibition: Royal Festival Hall, London on 7th November - 1st December 1996.

*Plain white masks where sent out to over 1,000 public figures to be painted and then sold to raise monies for the Prince's Trust Fund. Just over 500 were returned for the charity auction. Mask number 56 was designed by David which consisted of a simple 666 stencilled onto the forehead and written on the reverse "Your pretty face is going to hell, Bo '96". The mask was arranged in a wicker basket, along with a brass plaque that read: "Hell Or Bust. David Bowie 1996." All sold by auction on 28th November with David's mask reaching £1,200.

"HEROES"
Charcoal Drawing
1978

*Self Portrait drawn from the "Heroes" album cover. The drawing was used extensively for promotional purposes for the 1978 World Tour, appearing on concert tickets, badges, t-shirts and concert posters.

HOOF
Computer Print
1994
Minotaur Myths and Legends.
Exhibition: Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton St, London on 17th November - 3rd December 1994.

*On sale at £900.

HORNS I
Print
1994
Edition of 14.
Minotaur Myths and Legends.
Exhibition: Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton St, London on 17th November - 3rd December 1994.
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th September - 9th October 1994.

*For sale at £900 per print in both exhibitions.

HORNS II
Print
1994
Edition of 14.
Minotaur Myths and Legends.
Exhibition: Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton St, London on 17th November - 3rd December 1994.
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th September - 9th October 1994.

**For sale at £900 per print in both exhibitions. Also part of the 500 limited edition Albion: Minotaur Series 1994 Postcards.

I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS
Charcoal Drawing
1997

*Artwork used on the record cover.

IMAN
6½" high
Aluminium Mask
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

ISANGOMA
20" x 16"
Acrylic and Paper Collage on Canvas
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

JOEL AND ESTHER IN THE EUROPEAN GARDEN
80cm x 61cm
Oil and Pen on South African Hairdressing Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

JON
66cm 50cm
Watercolour on Paper
1995/1998
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

*A 1998 version was available through BowieArt web site. Sized 18" x 11¾" - (46cm x 30cm) Lithograph printed on Fabriano Paper, in a limited edition of 175. Signed print £200.
Jon

DB: "Jon was once a crew member on my tours. A simple man but not without wit. Once in England, while being carried as a passenger in an American car, he and the driver were pulled over by the police. The cop naturally went to Jon's side of the car and asked him for his licence. Jon replied: 'Name's Jon, can't read, not even fucking driving.'"

JULIAN SCHNABEL
138cm x 87cm
Ink Sketch
1996
Absolut Secret.
Exhibition: The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, England on 4th - 8th December 1996.

*Exhibition sponsored by Absolut Vodka was to raise funds for the Fine Art Student Fund. The exhibition consisted of 1,400 original postcard sized paintings and drawings produced by the famous and students. The pieces were sold on a first come first served basis for £30 each. The twist to the art sale was that none of the artists were revealed until after the sale. Bowie entered four pieces: British Conflicts Series: No. 7 Military Man, Hand & Leg, Hallo Dolly and an ink sketch of Julian Schnabel.

LA SACRA CONVERSAZIONE
47cm x 72.5cm
Oil on South African Hairdressing Board
1996
David Bowie: New Paintings.
Exhibition: Daniel Blaise Thorens FA Gallery, Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH-4051 Basle, Switzerland on 25th May - 6th July 1996.

LIPOGRAM
David's Lip Print on Card
1979 - June
Save The Children Charity Auction - held at Sotheby's.

*Inscription read: 'The lips part like silence set for alarm - Bo '79'.
**This was sent to Charles Of The Ritz as a thank-you for sending David a selection of make-up. This then inspired the 'Save The Children' Charity Auction.

LITTLE PIECES FROM BIG STARS EXHIBITION POSTER
Computer Print
1994
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th September - 9th October 1994.

*Programme cover based on We Saw A Minotaur: The Complete Text and Brian Eno's Arms and Legs Of The Superheroes.

LITTLE PIECES FROM BIG STARS EXHIBITION PROGRAMME
A4 - (210mm x 297mm)
Computer Print
1994
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th Sept. - 9th Oct. 1994.

*Programme cover based on We Saw A Minotaur: The Complete Text and Brian Eno's Arms and Legs Of The Superheroes. Slightly different to the Poster.

LITTLE STRANGER, METAL HEARTH AND THE BLACK COAT
68" x 53"
Acrylic on Canvas
1993
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*DB: "Little Stranger, Metal Hearth And The Black Coat" is a standard oil painting, four-and-a-half feet by three-and-a-half. In 1993 my wife (Iman) and I went to Dorset and the West Country for a month - I love the West Country - the whole thing, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, visiting the apocryphal haunts of King Arthur, his supposed burial place and so on. We ended up in St. Ives in Cornwall and visited the Bernard Leach pottery. This is a back view of Iman in her black coat looking into the kiln. The little stranger is a haunting little figure, a small Japanese pottery figure, Haniwa I think, pre-historic, recessed in the wall. I painted it later from sketches and photographs - I'm not what they call a plain air painter."
**Not for sale at the exhibition.

LOVERS
37½" x 24"
Serigraph on Fine Pressed Rice Paper
1975 - November
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Five depictions from the tarots: Death, Lovers, Star, Earth and Moon.
**Originally David produced these as Christmas presents for his friends in 1975.
***Set No. 24 on display at The Gallery were auctioned at Christie's in 1994 for £4,800.

LUCIAN FREUD PORTRAIT
Charcoal and Watercolour
No details known.

*The portrait is used on Afro/Pagan I, British Conflict Series No. 2 - Art and Conflict.

MALE HEAD AND DOVE
Charcoal and Chalk
1994 - January

MAN AT LAAGER
30" x 22"
Charcoal and Indian Ink on Paper
1995
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

MAN WITH RED BOX
50½" x 30½"
Acrylic on Canvas
1976
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Also known as 'Hunter With Red Box'?

MEDIEVAL MINOTAUR
Print
1994
Edition of 14.
Minotaur Myths and Legends.
Exhibition: Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton St, London on 17th November - 3rd December 1994.
Little Pieces From Big Stars - The War Child Exhibition.
Exhibition: Flowers East, 282 Richmond Road, London on 28th September - 9th October 1994.

*For sale at £900 per print in both exhibitions.

MONKING
8" x 8"
Miniature Acrylic
1997
Eight By Eight.
Exhibition: The Model Modern Art Gallery (1934), Pallant House,
9 North Pallant, Chichester, Sussex on 5th August - 11th October 1997.

*Brochure quote: The Model Modern Art Gallery (1934) was the brain child of Sidney Burney, a progressive but sadly forgotten gallery owner who mounted excellent exhibitions in the 1930s. Burney asked leading artists of the day to produce tiny works for a miniature model gallery - a "doll's house", sized 6 x 6 foot. Go along to Chichester's Pallant House and peek at this rare microcosm of modern English painting and sculpture with works with Barbara Hepworth, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Henry Moore and many others. Burney's idea has been brought bang up to date with some of today's leading artists, including David Bowie, Beryl Cook and Anthony Green, showing small works (maximum 8" x 8") alongside the Model Gallery.

MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER
Computer Print
1995

*David Bowie had been commissioned by the committee of the Montreux Jazz Festival to design the artwork for the 29th Montreux Jazz Festival Poster.

It is based loosely on the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the effects it has had upon all of our lives. Visually it includes a simplistic graphic of the dropping of the atomic bomb, an "M" symbol intimating power and a mysterious female figure "Ramona A. Stone", a character David has been building into a number of recent works.

The 50th Anniversary of the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima.
DB: "Since the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, the idea of an apocalyptic process has fully integrated itself into our consciousness. This suggested "violence transience" co-exists with feelings of chaos-surfing in the way we perceive our social condition. There seems to be no moral authority. The trusted canons of truth seem to have collapsed. There are no natural conclusions to the events in our lives. Even public memory is contested memory.

Many see the dropping of the atomic bomb as the beginning of nuclear proliferation. Others saw it as the most rational way to stop an ever escalating war. Some have no knowledge of the event at all. The poster I created for the Montreux Jazz Festival incorporates layering, juxtaposition and image manipulation, all managed in a Mac computer.

The main subjects of the poster are:
1. A simplistic graphic of the dropping of an atomic bomb circa 1946: The sea-scape content of this illustration gave me an impression of Lake Geneva, this presenting an ambiguous focal point.

2. An "M" symbol: The "M" symbol placed at the centre of a small explosion-cloud has a resonance that intimates power. This can be interpreted as the positive power of music or the negative power of nuclear warfare. There is also a vague allusion to other famous "M" symbols. MacDonalds or MTV for instance.

3. The female figure of "Ramona A. Stone": Ramona is a character that I've been incorporating into a number of recent work projects. She is powerful looking, subversive and extremely in touch with a fragmented society. She is both participant and creator. A member of society or its destroyer.

Overall, the unpredictable nature of the combined images in the poster produce a sense of unease. For me, the poster suggests both the festivity of the event itself but also resurrects the specter of an unwilling alliance we have made with destructive forces. As in any social confrontation, it contains contradictory information. It is not presented as the pairing of dichotomies but, rather, as a full spectrum. It can be seen as a merging of cultural conditions rather than their polarization." DAVID BOWIE.

**Poster 30cm x 43cm reproduced on Arches Art Paper in a special edition of 250, signed and numbered. £195.

MOON
37½" x 24"
Serigraph on Fine Pressed Rice Paper
1975 - November
David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995.
Exhibition: The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, England on 18th - 29th April 1995.

*Five depictions from the tarots: Death, Lovers, Star, Earth and Moon.
**Originally David produced these as Christmas presents for his friends in 1975.
***Set No. 24 on display at The Gallery were auctioned at Christie's in 1994 for £4,800. Not actually displayed but available for purchase. 'Moon' was kept in the storeroom due to space limitations.

MUSEUM OF MODERN PARTS
Computer Print
1994
Edition of 50.

*Print ? From The Adler Diaries Set of seventeen mixed media prints.

MY MATE DEN
Pencil Sketch on Paper
1965

*Pencil Sketch of Denis 'T-Cup' Taylor, who was lead guitarist with Davie Jones and The Lower Third.


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