“The paintings are all your own”
David Bowie collected all of the fan art he was sent over the years and now the Brooklyn Museum has fulfilled his dream that one day they should be exhibited. We’re posting a piece online every Friday with the hashtag #DavidBowieArt.
Unfortunately, the creators of the majority of the works collected are unknown, but it would be a great help if anybody reading this has more information, be it the artists themselves or somebody who knows them. We’ve had half of the artists contact us so far...and next week we’ll start posting their stories.
Today’s likeness is based on an image of David Bowie as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, from a photo session by Ron Scherl in 1980. (See the comments section.)
You can enjoy all of the pieces on display at the exhibition until July 15th. Tickets and details of other Bowie-related events at the Brooklyn Museum here.
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