"Don't call me dummy!" - An Outside mannequin
kindly posing with David Bowie a few years ago.
Hunt you to the ground they will, mannequins with kill appeal...
We are tremendously pleased to announce the return of the BowieNet/ebaY auctions, and we're kicking off this new round with our most incredible item yet. We first mentioned this a few weeks ago, (02/22/03 NEWS: BOWIENET/EBAY AUCTIONS TO RESUME SHORTLY) but due to the possibility of a win by an overseas bidder, it has had to spend a little time in quarantine*.
Yes, you guessed it, we're auctioning off the chap in the picture above (only the one on the left mind), well one of his chums at least. The mannequin we are offering is one of the original props used by David Bowie on his Outside tour of 1995/1996.
If you were present at any of the shows, you would have seen these "boys" (I hesitate to sex them actually, as they seem to be of non-specific gender...in a Ken kind of way) hanging from ceilings, hiding under canvas and generally just standing around looking a bit menacing. They added a sinister air to the stage scenery, and helped flavour the whole art crime vibe of the tour.
This is the actual mannequin that we are auctioning.
The mannequins were produced in different poses, but as you can see from the picture above, this particular one is standing erect in his stockinged feet, (not that it comes with stockings of course) and towers to a magnificent 5' 8" (approx.)
This boy is fit, and weighs in at approx. 90 pounds, 45 per half, and indeed will be shipped to the winner in two halves, via UPS. Shipping charges will be in addition to the auction price and based on the buyer?s address.
Click on either of the images above to take you to the BowieNet auctions page, where this item will be made live a little later today. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to own an original piece of rock 'n' roll history!
*This is a lie