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David Bowie, Prettiest Star

by Lucas Fagen on January 23, 2016

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David Bowie was a legendary art hero, a hot tramp and an honorary young American and a true somebody person. He was a gifted actor who injected every role he played with flamboyant electricity, and he was always playing a role.

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The musical Lazarus, currently nearing the end of a sold-out run at the New York Theatre Workshop, is the closest we’ll get to a final David Bowie performance.

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“Look up here, I’m in heaven/I’ve got scars that can’t be seen,” sings a frail, blindfolded David Bowie from a hospital bed in his video for “Lazarus,” released four days before his death on January 10.

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CHICAGO — This is not really a review of the exhibition David Bowie Is.

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David Bowie Is Everywhere

by Stephen Truax on August 18, 2014

'David Bowie' at Martin-Gropius-Bau

BERLIN — It was impossible, having been born in the 1980s, not to memorize David Bowie’s song with Queen, “Under Pressure” (1981), as well as Bowie’s first top-five hit, at age 22, “Space Oddity” (1969) — a song that went on to actually be the first played in space. But I never had a direct relationship with Bowie’s music, the way I did with some of his contemporaries.

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Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (February 2014, Part 1)

by Lucas Fagen on February 16, 2014

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of 2 Chainz, Panic! at the Disco, Jason Isbell, David Bowie, and El-P & Killer Mike.

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BRIGHTON, UK — For several decades now we have been laboring under the impression David Bowie is a pop star. But a new show at Tate Liverpool puts Bowie where he firmly belongs, as a central figure in art. It proves the pioneering musician is also a muse, a performance artist, and a conceptualist all rolled into one.

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Post image for Putting Video to David Bowie’s Music: A Conversation With Artist Tony Oursler

We all have that friend we love to invite to our birthdays because he always come with an shocking present, a giant Scalextric, a human skull, or a disturbingly realistic dildo. For David Bowie, that friend is artist Tony Oursler.

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“Where Are We Now” is the first single from “The Next Day,” David Bowie’s first studio album in 10 years, and the surreal pop star is breaking the silence with something memorable — a music video created by Tony Oursler, a British video and installation artist known for projecting body parts onto suspended spheres. It’s a match made in spacey art heaven.

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