Artwork by David Bowie,  DHead XLVI

David Bowie
DHead XLVI

acrylic and computer collage on canvas
signed and dated 1997 on the reverse; titled on a label on the reverse
9.75 x 8 ins ( 24.8 x 20.3 cms )

Sold for $108,120.00
Sale date: June 24th 2021

Provenance:
Private Collection, Ontario
David Robert Jones, known more commonly as David Bowie, was an icon of the music industry. Like many musicians, Bowie studied art and design as a young man, which would foster a love of fine art throughout his lifetime. He was also a passionate collector and painter, heavily influenced by the modernist art trends of the twentieth century; his paintings possess the stylistic influences of the German expressionists, Francis Bacon and the London School of painters.

Between 1995 and 1997 Bowie created a series of works which he entitled Dead Heads (or D Head). Each title included a Roman numeral. The sitters ranged from band members, friends and acquaintances and there were also some self-portraits. It has been suggested that, for some of these important paintings, Bowie drew inspiration from the Ziggy Stardust era. With long hair and a pronounced profile, this energetic and enigmatic portrait is truly a rare representation from a celebrated artist.

We would like to thank Andy Peters at davidbowieautograph.com for his assistance in confirming the authenticity of this lot.

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David Bowie
(1947 - 2016)