‘Bowie’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist JubeJube (aka Martin Smith). Printed onto Minuet paper, the print is available in standard or XL, each size from a limited edition of 25, signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Martin Smith - better known by his alter ego, JubeJube - has a penchant for the iconic. His work is crafted around famous faces, reproducing the likes of Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss in dappled, painterly style. His recent series focuses on late greats of the music world, which he has immortalised in stained glass designs: powerful tributes which are not only aesthetically captivating but sacred and symbolic, filled with a bygone reverence that well befits the iconic figures.
‘Bowie’ depicts none other than the iconic David Bowie, his portrait set against a beautifully designed, mosaic-tiled background. Framing his head like a sacred halo, Smith has printed the line ‘I, I Will Be King’ from Bowie’s 1977 hit ‘Heroes’, recasting the singer as a saintly depiction in a clever twist of icon meets iconography. The print is powerful and moving, just like one of Bowie’s captivating melodies: a fitting tribute to one of the world’s most cherished figures.