Portrait David Bowie wearing a pale blue Michael Fish 'man dress' in 1970 by Sara Captain. Bowie is posing for the cover of his hard rock album 'The Man Who Sold the World' playing with the contrast between the androgyny ogf the image and the powerful rock sound provided by Mick Ronson and the Spiders from Mars. Sara Captain imagines him in front of a William Morris screen, which embodies his love of the Arts and Crafts movement and all things Pre-Rapahelite. The image shows him with a card (after a poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti) and his hand is surprisingly sticking out of the frame.In this painting, Bowie gazes at the viewer with his intense mismatched eyes, a modern Raffaello Sanzio of music.

THE KING OF HADDON HALL (PORTRAIT WITH
A WILLIAM MORRIS SCREEN), 2019

Gouache, acrylic inks, Posca markers and soft pastels on board

(80x93cm)

Private collection

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