DAVID BOWIE is once again utilizing modern technology in a ground-breakingfashion. As of December 15, BOWIE put two of his most popular works up forsale on the Internet exclusively through the International Bowieart Website.The lithographs are an intense self-portrait, plus a vivid composition of IggyPop, which captures the true maniacal character of the legendary rocker.
BOWIE has been at the forefront of Internet developments since 1992, and infact was the first artist of his caliber to release a single (?Telling Lies?)via this medium (in 1996). The Bowieart site can be accessed via the followingaddress: www.bowieart.com
Prices of the lithographs are as follows:
Head of J.O.* signed $320Head of J.O. unsigned $110
D Head--V 1995/1997 signed $240D Head--V 1995/1997 unsigned $80
*James Osterberg (aka Iggy Pop)
BOWIE, who is currently on the U.S. charts with his single "I?m Afraid OfAmericans"--featuring vocals and a remix by Trent Reznor--said of the venture:"I want to reach a wider spectrum of people with certain multiples that Imake. The gallery shows have been extremely good but the Internet is the wayto get attention of the people who may not have access to many gallery shows.If we get a good response to this idea, I will be showing work by otherartists who may not be getting a fair crack of the whip."
BOWIE has established a serious reputation in the art world as an Artist andWriter, as well as Publisher. 1996/1997 exhibitions included a showing at theBlaise Thorens Gallery (Basel, Switzerland), the first Florence Biennale(Florence, Italy) and an installation at the ICA (London, England). Plans for1998 include a major exhibition at the Marconi Gallery in Milan, Italy.BOWIE?s most recent published articles include interviews with legendarymaster Balthus; Tracy Emin; and the late Roy Lichtenstein, plus overviews ofDamien Hirst?s first New York Show; the Basquiat retrospective at theSerpentine Gallery in London; and South Aftica?s first Biennale.
Meanwhile, Blimey, the critically acclaimed art book by Matthew Collings andpublished by BOWIE?s 21 Company, is already in its second printing and willbe released in the U.S. early next year.
DAVID BOWIE SELECTED BIOGRAPHY 1994-98
CURRENT PROJECTS1998Milan, Geo Marconi Gallery. March-June (touring)
1997London, ICA, 60th Anniversary Auction Including Appel, Bowie, Chapman,Chadwick, Christo, Hirst, Paolozzi, Riley, Smith, Turk, Viola, Wallinger,Whiteread. 6/23/97
London, Milestones, Royal College of Art and various locations. 1/21-2/16/97
London, Jibby Beane ART97, Business Design Centre, 1/15-1/19 January
1996London, Jibby Beane, Through the Looking Glass (collaboration with DavidD?Angelis). 12/97
Florence, Biennale di Firenze--New Persona/New Universe--Statione Leopolda.9/21-12/15/97
Basie, Daniel Blaise Thorens Fine Art Gallery AG, David Bowie.5/25-7/7/97
London, ICA, Incarcerated with Artaud and Genet, Installation by David Bowie.5/31-6/2
1995Montreux, Montreux Jazz Festival. David Bowie--Paintings, Prints andSculpture. 7/7-7/22
Bristol, Amolfini Gallery, David Bowie/Damien Hirst collaboration, MinkyManky. 7/17-30
London, Gallery in Cork Street, David Bowie--New Afro Pagen and Work 1975-96,4/18-29
London. Christie, Manson and Wood, Imperial Cancer Research Auction.February.
1994London, Berkeley Square Gallery, Minotaur Myths & Legends, 11/17-12/3
London, Flowers East, Bosnia War Child, 9/27-10/9/97
1995 Montreux Jazz Festival Poster. Previous commissioned Artists includeDavid Hockney, Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint Phalle and Keith Haring.
PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Florida, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art.Manchester, Whitworth Museum.London, Saatchi Collection.
Interview magazine, D. Bowie--Interview with Roy Lichtenstein, December 1997Modern Painters, D. Bowie--It?s Art Jim but as We Know It (Interview withTracy Emin), Autumn 1997 Raygun: Out of Control, D. Bowie--The Closing Down:Interviews with Tony Oursler, Yoko Ono and Roy Lichtenstein. England, 1997Booth Gibbons Editions. Interview magazine, D. Bowie--Jibby Beane the ArtMachine, December 1996 Dazed and Confused, D. Bowie--Fashion: Turn to the leftBowie in conversation with Alexander McQueen, December 1996Telegraph, D. Bowie--Fashion Victims, Florence Biennale, October 5, 1996Modern Painters, D. Bowie--Stop Press: Death Row Damien Delights, summer 1996The Independent, Death, passion and contradiction, by Bowie and Hirst, June15, 1996 Evening Standard, D. Bowie--Bowie on Kossoff, May 31, 1996Modern Painters, D. Bowie--Basquiat?s Wave, Spring 1996 Q Magazine, D.Bowie--The Beautiful, It Won?t Rap, She Won?t Dance, Very Tricky Piece,October 1995Modern Painters, D. Bowie--The Cleanest Work of All (Johannesburg Biennale),Summer 1995 Q Magazine, D. Bowie--The Diary of Nathan Adler (Text andillustrations by D. Bowie), winter 1994 Modern Painters, D. Bowie--Balthus thelast legendary Painter, Autumn 1994