"We're painting your faces..."
Aladdin Sane by Luuk Bode.
In the port of Amsterdam, There's a sailor who sings...
Bert Dijkstra, of Dutch creative supermarket Shop Around, has written to tell me about a new exhibition of paintings of David Bowie called Up the Hill Backwards: The Golden Years of David Bowie. Starting on February 16th at the Stip gallery in Amsterdam, the exhibition runs through to March 9th, and exhibits work by seventeen artists who have all chosen to represent a different period of David's career, from Sixties Mod to latter day Heathen.
Here's a bit from Bert himself:
All the artists that have contributed artwork, are renowned for their work. The contributing artists include Luuk Bode (he's an absolute God in Holland), Peter Pontiac, Typex, Cosh, Erik Kriek and many others.
A few pieces from Up the Hill Backwards: The Golden Years of David Bowie exhibition. L-R: Tijn Snoodijk -
Heroes, Erik Kriek - Hunky Dory, Pieter Dorrenboom - London Boys, Leendert Masselink - Young Americans.
The gallery is run by the internationally acclaimed tattoo artist and painter, Henk Schiffmacher (who also contributed a piece for this exhibition). You might know Henk through the work he did for the sleeve of the 'SexSugarMagik' album by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also tattooed many stars of the world of music, of course all of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, but also Marc Almond and Brian Setzer, to name but a few.
Click on either of the above images to take you to an online version of the gallery. Some of the artists are still working on their pieces, but the site should be complete within the next couple of weeks. Thanx again for the info Bert.