Wednesday, June 06, 2018

David Bowie Immortalized in Traditional Woodblock Prints

David Bowie had a special connection with Japan and now this affinity is being celebrated in the form of ukiyo-e woodblock prints that depict the musician in elements of kabuki.

Inspired by Brian Duffy’s photograph of Bowie for the cover of “Aladdin Sane” (1973),
this print imagines Bowie as Kidomaru,a fictitious snake charmer from the Kamakura period

Inspired by Terry O’Neill’s “Diamond Dogs,” this ukiyo-e print imagines Bowie as
Takezawa Toji, a magician and entertainer who was often depicted by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Two unique prints by ukiyo-e artist Masumi Ishikawa.will be on display, and available for sale  at  BOOKMARC in Omotesando from June 23 – July 1, 2018.

Via Spoon & Tamago

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