‘Time takes a Cigarette’ David Bowie – Neon Most Wanted Series
About this piece: This piece was originally inspired by the track “Rock N Roll Suicide” from the Ziggy Stardust Album of 1972. It references “Gitane” the French cigarettes that Bowie was famous for smoking in the 70’s and 80’s and depicts smoke drifting out of a pair of lips in the French tricolour. The main image is Bowie’s mugshot, taken on March the 21st, 1976, after a performance in Rochester, New York. About half a pound of marijuana was confiscated by the police.
Bowie was held with three others including Iggy pop, for several hours and then released on a $2,000 bond.
Bowie pleaded not guilty and a grand jury decided to pass on the case.
This piece was originally Designed, Hand Sketched, Drawn and then Digitally Printed. Each piece of his artwork is always hand signed and provided with a certificate of authenticity.
About this series: This new aluminium piece has been created for the 10th Anniversary of Louis’ Original London 2009 “Golden Years” Exhibition, held at one of London’s most prestigious art galleries. It is part of a new ’Most Wanted’ Aluminium Series of art.
Louis’ Neon Art & Originals: Artist Statement:
“I was the first artist to combine portraiture with neon art. The inspiration came from both Andy Warhol’s 1970’s / 80’s ‘celebrity portraits’ and the work of neon artists such as Dan Flavin, Tracey Emin and Chris Bracey”.
This piece is made from a Brushed Aluminium float mounted within an anodised aluminium frame.
Supplied from a Limited Edition of just 10 it is Hand signed and numbered by the artist, with a certificate of authenticity. This piece is exclusive to Labyrinth Gallery.
(For confirmation of the Edition number, please contact the Gallery for further information).
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