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David Bowie is has officially hit 2,000,000 visitors! As the final stop of its global tour, we are thrilled to be part of this milestone day and to name Nicole as the lucky visitor! She’ll be traveling home to Dublin, Ireland with a suitcase full of swag from @vamuseum, @brooklynmuseum, @davidbowie, @sennheiser, and @spotify. Not only is she an avid Bowie fan, but this is also Nicole’s first trip to New York—Thanks for letting us be part of your New York experience! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #bowiecity


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BOWIE FAN ART #16 AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM - “The paintings are all your own...” -
David Bowie collected all of the fan art he was sent over the years and now the @brooklynmuseum 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.
As with several previous paintings, today’s likeness is of Bowie as Thomas Jerome Newton in the film The Man Who Fell To Earth. Based on two images, the original US TMWFTE poster and a still from the film, swipe to see them.
You can enjoy all of the pieces on display at the exhibition for one more month as the exhibition closes on July 15th.
Tickets and details of other Bowie-related events at the Brooklyn Museum here: http://smarturl.it/DBisBKM -
#DavidBowieIs #DavidBowieIsBKM #DavidBowieArt #BowieFanFriday


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DENIS O’REGAN’S 1st OFFICIAL BOWIE SHOOT IS 40 - “Had to get the train...” -
On the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s return to the UK for his stint of 1978 shows, @thedenisoregan has given us an exclusive shot from the first of them at Newcastle City Hall on June 14.
These were the first UK concerts for two years since Bowie’s 1976 Wembley gigs and Denis had the foresight to make sure he was there.
The image on the right is a previously unpublished photo from the night and the one on the left is one of the ones published in the NME review, albeit the correct way round here.
The review itself was glowing summed up by the subheading, “Bowie: two hours and ten minutes of excellence”. Over to Denis... - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +
I vividly remember arriving at King’s Cross station to catch the Intercity 125 train to Newcastle in 1978, after I persuaded NME to cover David’s Newcastle City Hall show. Then I just remember squatting in the aisle between the front seats awaiting my three song allowance as Warszawa emanated from the PA - the anticipation was incredible.
This was the first time I had seen David live since Ziggy Stardust at Hammersmith Odeon five years earlier, and it was the first time I would shoot him as a professional photographer. I had no idea that in another five years I would spend the year touring the world with David.
After my three songs I snuck up to the balcony that runs around City Hall, and shot as much as I could. One of my photographs from that night is still probably my favourite of all the live pictures I took of David - it radiates cool.
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Thanks for that Denis, exciting times. But, as you say, nothing compared to what would happen five years later.
Stay tuned for more exclusives from Denis shortly. Also, check out www.Itsahugeboxedset.com (https://bowie1983book.com/) to learn more about #bowie1983book.
Much gratitude to Martyn Hammond for the ticket scan. -
@bowie1983book
#DavidBowieRicochet #bowie1983book #DenisORegan


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CHINA GIRL ENTERS UK CHART 35 YEARS AGO TODAY “Oh baby just you shut your mouth...” David Bowie’s China Girl single entered the UK chart on June 11 1983. Originally released at the end of May, the 7” was followed by a 7” picture disc (the first official commercial Bowie pic disc single), and a 12” vinyl single.
China Girl was a new version of a song which Bowie had co-written with Iggy Pop for the latter’s 1977 album The Idiot.
With co-production by Nile Rodgers, Bowie’s China Girl peaked at #2 in the UK chart and #10 in the US and was a top 10 hit in many other European countries. Sadly, Iggy’s original didn’t fare so well.
The David Mallet directed video caused controversy in some quarters with its re-enactment of the beach scene from the film From Here To Eternity and was banned in some countries.
Featuring New Zealand model Geeling Ng and Bowie naked in the surf, Bowie described the video as a "very simple, very direct" statement against racism. The video went on to win an MTV video award for Best Male Video.
China Girl (Bowie/Pop)
Original UK release date: May 31 1983
Highest chart position: UK: #2 US: #10
Originally appeared on: Let’s Dance
Produced by: David Bowie, Nile Rodgers
Video directed by: David Mallet
@iggypopofficial
#BowieChinaGirl


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DAVID BOWIE AND THE SWEDISH ACADEMY - “I want eagles in my daydreams, diamonds in my eyes...” -
Brooklyn based Hyperallergic have published an article by Jan Åman, a respected curator, writer, columnist, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Titled David Bowie, the Nobel Prize, and Panic in Stockholm, the piece centres on the current drama around the Swedish Academy, which “has reached Shakespearian proportions, and might even flip the way we look at contemporary culture.”. Here’s a heavily edited excerpt, wherein Åman mentions Bowie in the company of cultural icons that Bowie himself would have been far too humble and embarrassed to see highlighted: - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +
David Bowie was the opposite of your ordinary rock star. He invented a series of alter egos to distance himself from a market that would swallow the identities of many other, less savvy musicians. He turned himself into Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, personas that enabled him to play with pop culture’s soon-to-implode future. He handled the leap across the Atlantic to the US by turning himself into The Thin White Duke — and kept on changing even after his death (”dropped my cell-phone down below…”). David Bowie is in this sense a descendant of Marcel Duchamp, who, through Rrose Selavy, could play with both gender and life. Marcel Duchamp too felt a need to surpass his context, the art world of Paris. When, late in life, Duchamp was asked by professor Ulf Linde why he moved to New York in 1915, he replied: “The art life in Paris had already turned into the market’s need for Braque and Picasso — and I didn’t want play on such a low level.” + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -
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FOOTNOTE: Pictured here are David Bowie as unspecified female (but possibly a nod to his co-star Marlene Dietrich in Just A Gigolo), in the 1979 promo video for Boys Keep Swinging. And on the right is aforementioned Rrose Selavy (Marcel Duchamp), pictured by Man Ray in 1920. © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP. -
#BowieForever


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THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE PODCAST #19 - “Give it a whirl and I'll love you till Tuesday...” -
Back in January we previewed the @atozofdavidbowie by Marc Riley and Rob Hughes (with tech stuff falling to Howard Nock), a podcast which launched on Tuesday 30th January at 3am, with subsequent episodes released every Tuesday at the same time.
With the preview, we posted an exclusive interview with Marc Riley, which you can read here: http://smarturl.it/A2ZofDBinterview
Nineteen weeks later, Marc and Rob have only reached part 3 of the letter H. At this rate this fascinating and exhaustive look at the world of David Bowie will run for over a year.
The A to Z of David Bowie is available on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/A2ZofDBiTunes), acast (http://smarturl.it/A2ZofDBacast) and all good podcast services.
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FOOTNOTE: Swipe to see Marc and Rob modelling T-shirts which can be found here: http://smarturl.it/OfficialBowieStore -
#BowieRiley #A2ZofDB


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BOWIE FAN ART #15 AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM - “The paintings are all your own...” -
David Bowie collected all of the fan art he was sent over the years and now the @BrooklynMuseum 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.
Today’s painting is based on an image taken by Steve Schapiro during the recording of David’s appearance on The Cher Show in 1975. Swipe to see original.
Enjoy this and many other iconic shots in Steve Schapiro’s superb BOWIE book: http://smarturl.it/BowieSchapiroBook
You can view 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: http://smarturl.it/DBisBKM -
#DavidBowieIs #DavidBowieIsBKM #DavidBowieArt #BowieFanFriday #BowieSchapiro


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IMAN’S ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE TO DAVID -
On the 26th anniversary of David Bowie and Iman's official church wedding at Saint James Episcopal Church, in Florence, Italy in 1992, @the_real_iman paid a moving online tribute to David today: - “I only miss you when I’m breathing. June 6th”
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Our image today was created by the incredibly talented E.V. Svetova at very short notice... “I’ve put together an image, it’s not perfect, but it’s the best I could do under the time constraints. I posed the dolls for the photoshoot and shot it over several hours last night, most of the time was spent on retouching and compositing. I was inspired by the thought that in my fantasy world they are still happy and together and having a good time.” More of E.V.’s dolls, including many more Bowie ones, can be found here: http://smarturl.it/KatyokGallery
David himself expressed his appreciation for E.V.’s work back in 2013. -
#DavidAndImanForever


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DAVID BOWIE IS NEW YORK EDITION - “The solid book we wrote...” -
The David Bowie is New York edition marks the culmination of the spectacular V&A touring exhibition – which has now been seen by nearly 2 million people across the world. Produced in close collaboration with The David Bowie Archive, it includes an additional selection of NYC material chosen for the final destination of the tour, the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Created by the Barnbrook studio, with the original team who worked on the first edition, each element of this celebratory edition has been carefully selected, and specially printed, for the 1000 copies available. The orange highlight colour is now replaced with silver throughout, radically changing the appearance of the book.
The Brooklyn Museum display represents the final bow of the exhibition, and this final edition of the publication will provide a fitting memento.
This item will be available on 15 Jun 2018, pre-order here now: Official David Bowie Store: http://smarturl.it/DBisNYbookBowieStore
Go here to see what each of the 1000 copies of the New York edition includes: http://smarturl.it/DBisNYbookBNet -
#DavidBowieIs #DavidBowieIsBKM


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BARNBROOK ON DESIGNING BOWIE IN LONDON TONIGHT - “Who’s that hiding in the Apple Store...” -
If you’re kicking around the West End of London early this evening, multi award-winning designer and non-stop Go-go dancer, Jonathan Barnbrook, will be giving a 30 minute lecture showing the process of designing the record covers for Bowie’s Next Day and ★. Taking us through the rough stage and public reaction after release. It is followed by an optional short logo design workshop. -
Live Art: The Typography of Music with Jonathan Barnbrook
Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, London
Wednesday 6 June
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FOOTNOTE: If you’re wondering why the Barnbrook-designed Legacy sleeve is more prominent in our montage, it’s in celebration of the album recently being certified platinum by the BPI. -
#BowieBarnbrook #BowieApple


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SARA CAPTAIN EXHIBITION HAPPENING NOW - “Everything will be alright tonight...” -
A quick reminder that the Ceci N'est Pas David Bowie exhibition of Bowie portraits by Sara Captain opens at @galerie_stardust / Mood in Paris at 19:00 hours this evening.
The show runs through to 15th July and you can preview the work via this Facebook gallery of Sara’s Bowie paintings, along with more info regarding Ceci N'est Pas David Bowie here: http://smarturl.it/SCaptainFBgallery
Sara’s work also graces the cover of the upcoming issue #4 of Daniele Pensavalle’s superb Italian Blackstar Fanzine. Stay tuned here for more details: http://smarturl.it/DBBlackstarFanzine -
#SaraCaptainArt #DBBlackstarFanzine


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BOWIE FAN ART #14 AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM - “The paintings are all your own...” -
David Bowie collected all of the fan art he was sent over the years and now the @brooklynmuseum 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...stay tuned for their stories. “But the little green wheels are following me...” Today’s likeness is based on an image taken for the 1980 Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album cover session by @duffy_archive .
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: http://smarturl.it/DBisBKM -
Swipe for promotional photograph for Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album cover session. Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive: http://smarturl.it/DuffyArchive -
#DavidBowieIs #DavidBowieIsBKM #DavidBowieArt #BowieFanFriday #DuffyBowie


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