Artwork Description

Acrylic on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

This painting is framed as seen in the second photo. The framed painting is 43.5 x 54 cm.

It's my homage to Bowie, and one of music's most iconic images, the album cover for 'Aladdine Sane'.

" This "schizophrenia," as Bowie describes it, is conveyed on the cover of Aladdin Sane by his glitter makeup: A lightning bolt bisects the singer's face. (Bowie, however, would later tell friends that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic.)

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Medium

Acrylic, graphite and gold leaf on gessoboard

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Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 45.0(W) x 55.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 35.0(W) x 45.0(H).

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All art by Melissa Hartley

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