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Charcoal on fine grain heavyweight paper


One-off original artwork with Certificate of Authenticity

Framed in a black frame with fixings, ready to hang on the wall


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  • Charcoal drawing of David Bowie right in the middle of his 1975 snowstorm, wearing a tuxedo. Using charcoal as a malleable medium to produce 'special effects', this very expressive drawing conveys at once the emotional maelstrom and the amazing creative vortex Bowie managed to make around himself at that time. And wasn't he beautiful, even when in a right mess?

  • There are a few, pretty obvious measures you can take to preserve charcoal drawings. Charcoal is a raw, spontatenous form of art which is particularly suited to capturing a moment in black and white for eternity. We still have charcoal sketches from past masters to admire, despite it being a very delicate medium to preserve. In fact, a well- cared for charcoal drawing will last centuries and will be kept by generations in your memory and honor. However, you need to take extra care in handling the suface of the drawing because, despite it having been treated with a professional fixative (not hair spray!), it can and will still smudge. Use white gloves whenever handling it, as the grease from your fingertips can  make the paper oily and dirty. Frame it using UV or art glass if you can, and avoid placing it in direct sunlight. Basically, the less you touch it, the better!

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