Control to Bowie Art
It seems that no matter
how rich and famous a celebrity becomes, one thing is certain.
Actors want to be musicians, musicians want to be actors, and
everyone wants to be an artist. A simple search on one Internet
search engine revealed 31 celebrity artist web sites. Additional
research uncovered even more.
Rock musicians seem
to have a particular affinity for marketing their art on the Internet.
Perhaps the most prolific
musician/artist is David Bowie. He may not have had a hit record
in awhile, but he certainly has no problem looking toward the
future. When you visit David
Bowie.com, you may be surprised at the diversity of his
In addition to his
art web site, he has launched his own ISP called BowieNet
and a new online banking facility, BowieBanc.
There is no doubt that Mr. Bowie has a complete understanding
of the power of the Internet as a tool to market himself and his
His web site gallery,
BowieArt, is filled
with works from different mediums and price ranges. Bowie provides
sculptures, prints, paintings, and works on paper for sale. The
sculpture is aluminum and has strong African influences. Most
examples were priced around $250. Bowie modifies his acrylic paintings
by computer. He has quite an extensive series of paintings that
he describes as "Dheads," variations of self-portraits that are
in the $2,000 - $3,000 range.
For the most part his
work, whether darkly somber or brightly colored, is quite expressive.
Bowie seems to be sincerely committed to his art and as a result
he has found another outlet for his avant-garde interests.
So check out BowieArt
and see for yourself if the former Ziggy Stardust is truly an
artist or if he should rejoin those spiders from Mars!