David Bowie Archives - GO Gallery

Omar Kilani, Ashes to Ashes

Omar Kilani, Ashes to Ashes, pencil drawing on paper, 30×42 cm.

(Ashes to ashes )
Do you remember a guy that’s been
In such an early song?
I’ve heard a rumor from Ground Control
Oh no, don’t say it’s true
They got a message from the Action Man
“I’m happy, hope you’re happy too
I’ve loved all I’ve needed, love
Sordid details following”
The shrieking of nothing is killing, just
Pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain’t got no money and I ain’t got no hair
But I’m hoping to kick but the planet it’s glowing
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom’s a junkie
Strung out in heaven’s high
Hitting an all-time low
Time and again I tell myself
I’ll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I’m stuck with a valuable friend
“I’m happy, hope you’re happy too”
One flash of light but no smoking pistol.

The exhibition is still on virtual display:

Kilani and his work at GO Gallery
Kilani and his work at GO Gallery

Brian Duffy collection at GO Gallery.

Aladdin Sane

Brian Duffy (1933 – 2010) was an English photographer and film producer, best remembered for his fashion and portrait photography of the 1960s and 1970’s.
Duffy had an eight-year working relationship with the artist David Bowie and shot five key sessions over this period providing the creative concept as well as the photographic image for three album covers, including the 1973 Aladdin Sane (also named ‘the Mona Lisa of pop’) when Duffy interpreted Bowie’s original title of ‘A Lad Insane’ as Aladdin Sane, 1979 Lodger and 1980 Scary Monsters. Duffy also photographed David Bowie  as his character  Ziggy Stardust  in July 1972 and on the set of the Nick Roeg cult film  ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth on location for the Sunday Times in 1976.

All Duffy photo prints incl. passe-partout 50×50 cm.  € 345

Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive
Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive, all rights reserved. 

“HEROES”, a tribute to David Bowie. July 22 – August 29. Now virtual!

“HEROES”, a tribute to David Bowie. Exhibition at GO Gallery

Govert de Roos – David Bowie live in concert Ahoy Rotterdam at 13 May 1976

35 Artists have been inspired by the postmodern avant-garde artist, his music, his life and his striking personality.
In this exhibition you can see just as many stories in the form of paintings, drawings, objects and photos about one of the most important icons of our time.
The exhibition can be seen from July 22 to August 29, including during the adjusted programming of the annual Amsterdam Gay Pride.
The GO Gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00.
We follow government and RIVM guidelines regarding Covid-19.


David Bowie in the Amstelhotel.

Amsterdam photographer Nico Koster found the negative of this picture of David Bowie and his son Duncan that he shot in 1973 in the Amstelhotel in Amsterdam. This picture will be on display during the exhibition ‘LED there be LIGHT’ part 3, from December 5th until Januari 10th 2016.

David Bowie 1973, Amstelhotel Amsterdam
David Bowie 1973, Amstelhotel Amsterdam