MOONAGE DAYDREAM (PORTRAIT OF MICK RONSON), 2019
Gouache, vintage Berol Prismacolor soft lead pencils and Natural Hessian on board
Original, one-off signed artwork with Certificate of Authenticity
Framed in a flat black woodn frame with fixings, ready to hang on the wall.
Framed artwork measurements 72x77 cm
MOONAGE DAYDREAM (PORTRAIT OF MICK RONSON)
Portrait of a Mick Ronson circa 1972, at the beginning of the ascent to international fame alsongside David Bowie with 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars', the success of which owes much to his amazingly expressive guitar playing and his love of pure unadulterated rock . The title of the painting recalls his unforgettable live rendition of 'Moonage Daydream' from the Ziggy Stardust farewell show at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1973 unforgettable, but also refers to the way Mick is pictured, angel-like, looking high above -his eyes filled with dreams of immortality.
Gouache is a beautiful, pigment-rich and lightfast yet delicate medium - it can be reactivated any time, so please do not expose the surface to water as the paint will dissolve, even though it has been treated with a fixer. The painting is sold without glass, so take great care in not making the surface come into contact with objects that might scratch it. You can dust it down, if you ever need to, with a big soft brush or feathers. Also, avoid hanging this picture in an environment that is either humid or where the temperature changes rapidly (e.g. directly above a radiator) to avoid the wood warping.