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Bowie Star T-Shirt

Bowie Star

Stars T-Shirt with “Space Oddity” lyrics, designed by Butcher Billy, is available on a T-Shirt in Turquoise or Black for just $19.95, and in a variety of other shirt styes as well, at This Link!

Bonus: All T-Shirts on the Site are 20% off Through May 8th!

David Bowie Soap Set!

David Bowie Soap
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Putting on your red shoes and dancing the blues away can really work up a sweat. Be sure to scrub up after you get down with this David Bowie-themed Soap duo by Dirty Grl, makers of fun, bold soap that is all natural and animal friendly.

More Details:

  • Handmade vegan soap
  • Bowie made with cocoa butter, geranium, coconut oil, argan oil, mica powder, sustainable palm oil, and safflower oil
  • Bolt made with sandalwood, activated charcoal, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, safflower oil, jojoba, shea butter, and mica powder

If it’s not already sold out you can buy at This Link while supplies last!

Cocktail Cabinet Design Mimics Classic David Bowie Stage Costume

Bowie and the Cabinet

David Bowie from the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Photographed by Masatoshi Sukita. Zelouf+Bell’s Stones in a Pond Cocktail Cabinet Optical illusion. Photo by Roland Paschhoff. (All Post Photos By Gail)

ZELOUF+BELL’s new season Stones in a Pond Cocktail Cabinet is the third in their cocktail cabinet series with a signature motif; its doors inlaid with patinated solid brass in an optical pattern inspired by the ripple-effect of stones dropped into a pond.

Stones in a Pond Cocktail Cabinet

Patinated hinges allow the glistening doors to completely fold back to reveal an ivory ripple sycamore interior, shagreen work surface and leather-lined drawers with handmade ivory figured sycamore pulls.

Stones in a Pond Cocktail Cabinet Interiors

The top of the cabinet’s oil-filled rotary damper allows it to fall slowly, closed. The cabinet sits on a patinated brass base. Created in a limited edition of 6, plus 1 AP. Visit This Link for more information.

Zelouf + Bell Signage

Photographed at the Architectural Digest Design Show at Pier 94, NYC, March 2016.

Saint Bowie Exhibit at Stephen Romano Gallery

Installation and Signage
All Photos By Gail

“I didn’t even know he was sick” sounds like the punchline to a joke, but I think it’s what we are all saying when we find ourselves speaking of David Bowie in the past tense. Because, how could he be gone? Bowie’s profoundly shocking death in January of this year  still does not seem real. In the spirit of continuing to celebrate David Bowie’s life and music while extending a sense of comfort and community to the bereaved, gallerist Stephen Romano has mounted a David Bowie Tribute Exhibit,  Saint Bowie, and it was well worth the trip to Bushwick to check it out.

Romano describes the show as, “An exhibition of artist made reliquaries, ex votos, Santos, sigils, altars, ephods, spirit photos and much more objects dedicated to communing with Bowie on the other side.” The majority of the works in this show were created specifically for the exhibition, with participating artists including: Dolorosa De La Cruz, Barry William Hale, Tine Kinderman, Linnea Strid, Caitlin McCormack, Lori Field, Natan Alexander, Rene Pierre Allain, Colin Christian + Sas Christian, Nyahzul Blanco, Lauren Levato Coyne, Lizz Lopez, Rory Coyne, Inge Vandormael, Travis Lawrence, Chris Haas, Erin O’Shea, Ellen Stagg, Donnie Green, Matt Nolen, David Van Gough, Kim Bo Yung, Alexis Murray, Nyugen Smith, and Craig LaRotonda.

Bowie Bikini Girls

As we have come to expect from a Stephen Romano Joint, the exhibit’s opening reception was a fun party where Bowie fans could drink free wine and hang out among friends while enjoying the beautiful and very moving art. David Bowie Bikini Girls were also on hand to add to the celebratory atmosphere in the gallery. Please enjoy a few of our photos from the evening!

Natan Alexander “Everybody Knows Me Now”
Natan Alexander, Everybody Knows Me Now  (2016), Illuminated Glass and Mixed Media.

The piece above was perhaps the most talked about contribution to the show. You just could not stop looking at it.

David Van Gough "Starcophagus" 2016
David Van Gough, Starcophagus (2016)

David Van Gough "Starcophagus" Detail
Starcophagus Detail

Lori Field 'Heathen'
Lori Field, Heathen

Lori Field, one of our favorite artists that we discovered through the Romano Gallery, contributed two fantastic pieces, both done in her inimitable and highly recognizable style.

Lori Field China Girl
Lori Field, China Girl

Lizz Lopez, Bowie Ouja Board

Bowie Ouja Board Detail

Lizz Lopez, Bowie Ouija Board (Above) and Planchette Detail

Linnea Strid "Sunken Dream"
Linnea Strid, Sunken Dream (2016) Ink Transfer on Wax Candle

I’m quite sure that I saw this one get set alight at the reception, so hopefully it’s available in a multiple edition in case someone wants to purchase!

Tine Kindermann "Haitian Style Voodoo Bowie Floating In A Tin Can"
Tine Kindermann, Haitian Style Voodoo Bowie Floating In A Tin Can

Dolorosa De La Cruz "Now I Leave Them All In The Never Never Land"
Dolorosa De La Cruz, Now I Leave Them All In The Never Never Land

Inge Vandormael "Lazarus"
Inge Vandormael, Lazarus and Detail, Below

"Lazarus" Detail

While there was a good selection of artworks featuring very classic Bowie personas that we know from his early career, many artists also drew inspiration from Bowie’s most recent album, Blackstar; specifically the song “Lazarus” and its accompanying video.

Buddy Nestor "We Are Made of Stars" 2016
Buddy Nestor, We Are Made of Stars (2016)

I can’t even watch the Lazarus video because it is way too creepy.

Erin O'Shea "He Fell On Diamond Days"
Erin O’Shea, He Fell On Diamond Days (2016) Digital Fabric Print and Soft Sculpture

Rory Coyne "Rebis"
Rory Coyne, Rebis

Here’s a fun piece that also incorporates a bittersweet tribute to the late Freddie Mercury.

Craig LaRotonda "Major Tom's All Time Low"
Craig LaRotonda, Major Tom’s All Time Low

This piece by Craig LaRotonda conveys such beautiful delicacy, and I love the title.

Nyahzul Blanco "Starman"
Nyahzul Blanco, Starman (2016) Photomontage on Aluminum

All gallery proceeds from sales of exhibition works will be donated to support Shadia Dot Org, an American organization which works toward breaking the cycle of poverty, gender inequality and education, empowering and trying to give economic self-sufficiency to girls – help them avoid early marriage, being forced into prostitution, or being trafficked.

Saint Bowie will be on Exhibit Through March 29th, 2016 at Stephen Romano Gallery, Located on the Southeast Corner of Harrison Place and Porter in Bushwick Brooklyn. Take the L Train to the Morgan Exit and Walk a few Blocks East on Harrison to Porter Avenue. There’s a Vietnamese Restaurant Across the Street.

Gallery Signage

Stephen Romano Gallery Presents: Saint Bowie Group Show, Coming March 2nd!

Saint Bowie Art Exhibit
Image Courtesy of Stephen Romano

Save the Date: Stephen Romano Gallery is very honored to be presenting the group exhibition Saint Bowie, opening March 2, 2016, with a reception from 5 – 9 PM. Saint Bowie will be comprised of artist-made devotional mementos, Ex Votos, Santos, Spirit Photos and other reliquaries which mourn the loss of the Starman, and also serve as a means by which to commune with Bowie on the other side.

Saint Bowie will feature art by some of our very favorite artists including Sas and Colin Christian, Nyazhul Blanco and Lori Field, among many others, listed below.

Saint Bowie Art Exhibit

See you there!

David Bowie-Designed Mirrored Mini Art Car

Bowie Mirrored Mini Car
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Another little known, but very fun, fact about David Bowie that has just started to make the rounds is that he designed the above Chrome-Finish Mini back in 1998-99 to celebrate the brand’s 40th Anniversary. Outstanding! You can read more about this car, including a collection of hilariously snarky quotes from Bowie, over at Jalopnik!

Video: David Bowie Ad on Electronic Billboard

I shot this video – a fun ad for David Bowie’s Blackstar album — while standing on the corner of 8th Avenue and 34th Street, in front of the Port Authority.