Saturday 11 May 2013

I May Have a Little Too Much Time on My Hands

'Silver Duke' David Bowie Life Mask Sculpture 
(Limited Edition) by Mark Wardel.

This limited edition mask sculpture captures David Bowie at the height of his 1970s glamour as the "Thin White Duke".
Cast in fine quality plaster and finished in "mirrorchrome" by Montana silver acrylic paint, the mask is taken from a sculpture based on an original 1975 life cast of David Bowie made during production of the film "The Man Who Fell To Earth".

Edition of 300 signed and numbered on the back.

One of artist Mark Wardel  most treasured posessions is a 1979 hand written letter from David Bowie in Berlin, a thank you for a painting of the star Mark gave to Bowie at a London appearance . Since witnessing the infamous "Starman" TV performance in 1972 Mark's art, life and aesthetics have all, to some degree been influenced by Bowie, leading him to adopt his own alter-ego TradeMark and to working relationships with luminaries from the entire pop culture generation of "Ziggy's children". Artists including Boy George, Marc Almond, Holly Johnson and Kylie Minogue have all collected or commissioned works by the artist and his work has been featured in publications including GQ Style, Dazed & Confused, The Independent and the London Evening Standard as well as being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally.

This mask sculpture is a delicate art object and can not be worn as a mask. Avoid excess handling and clean by gently rubbing with a soft cloth.

Composition: Plaster of paris, paint
Dimensions:  22cm x 13cm
Availability:    This item will be available on 14/05/2013     Pre-order now.

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