Alternative graphic series of compositions taken from the 'Changes' collection using some of the working elements for the David Bowie portraits.
Playing with Gender, Identity and breaking the rules, Bowie was the definitive showman. His hair-styles were often literally the 'crowning glory' of his alter-egos. However, he was far more than just a series of different hair cuts. Here I've stripped back the images to the basics. The original compositions are based on Bowie's alien character Thomas Jerome Newton for 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' directed by Nicolas Roeg as well has several of his stage personas.
Artist:Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective*
Materials:100% Cotton Paper
Paper:Hahnemühle German Etching
Size 1: Vertical 8.3" x 11.7" ((21.0 x 29.7)A4 (unsigned, useful as a test print before ordering a larger edition)
Size 2: Vertical 11.7" x 16.5" (29.7 x 42 cms)A3
Size 3: Vertical16.5" x 23.4" (42 x 59.4 cms)A2
Size 4: Vertical 23.4" x 33.1" (59.4 x 84.1cm)A1
Size 5: Square 16 x 16 inches
Size 6: Square20 x 20 inches
Size 7: Square23 x 23 inches
Size 8: Square30 x 30 inches
All Sizes 2-8:Editions of 15
Size 1:Open Edition Print
Image at approx. 85% paper size
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil (on the front)*
Large Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube.
Check out the close-up details for a better idea of the final image.
Extremely flattered to be included in the Saatchi Blog 'Art We Love' A Few Painting Techniques Artists Use Explained: LinkHERE
NB: All Sizes (2-8) are Gallery Editions of 15 unless otherwise stated, hand-signed by the artist personally (on the front)* and include unique Certificates of Authenticity.
A sizes are standard format prints listed as above including borders.
"I have recently been working on a new series of David Bowie graphic portraits. These images were elements, background tests and ideas for different compositions. I quite like the simplicity of some of these so I am releasing selected artworks as editions in their own right."
*Artwork is signed as StewartHR (apart from the A4 Open Edition)
Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Czar Catstick, Jack Smith, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane. Fine Art Editions are also listed in Saatchi Online Collection: Artist Czar Catstick.
Please contact if you have any further questions regards the paper sizes, formats or bespoke commission requests.
Buy the A4 Test print and receive a full refund/discount (including delivery costs) when upgrading to a larger bespoke edition.