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.
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
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.
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.