Art for Art’s Sake: a bit of Bowie….
In honour of Bowie returning to music and his 66th birthday, I reckoned I’d just put this Phil Noto Bowie in Man Who Fell To Earth (Thomas Jerome Newton) in this weeks art for arts sake.
Except then I found this… Sean T. Collins’ Bowie sketchbook on Flickr. Wow. Just wow. Every single time I go to a con I think to myself I should do something like this, but I never fix on one thing, never get it finalised. But… wow.
Adrian Tomine (and is it just me, or does anyone else see Action Man dress-up here?)
and finally… Andy Runton.
And here, not quite in his sketchbook, but from a Sean T Collins article – Jess Fink:
But if that’s not enough, Lizz Lunney has a Bowie zine for your pleasure, featuring some great artists, and available from her site:
from which - page by Timothy Winchester.
And there’s the Space Oddity picture book:
Or even this from the FPI Blog – Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman and Bowie – art by Molly Crabapple.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen it, here’s the Bowie video for Where Are We Now. Personally I started out listening with interest, then mild disappointment, which transformed over the last few days into something akin to the feeling I got from Johnny Cash’s Hurt. I’m not quite at the point where I can’t actually listen to the Bowie song without tears, but I can see it happening sooner or later. A melancholy song of regret, of age, of ill-health worries, of time….