“David Bowie – mural » is a screenprint by street artist James Cochran aka Jimmy C immortalising his David Bowie wall painted in 2013. For the purposes of artistic property protection, James Cochran is editing and signing this screenprint in 250 copies.
The mural was painted by the Australian street artist in Brixton, the South London neighbourhood where Bowie was born. It was inspired by the cover of his 6th album, Alladin Sane, released in 1973. Bowie played the character of Ziggy Stardust, an androgynous alien with red hair and tight clothes. The album cover is a photograph by Brian Duffy. Over time, this has become one of David Bowie’s most recognisable images. It is a full-length portrait of the singer, seen from the front. He is shirtless, eyes closed, with the flamboyant hairstyle of Ziggy Stardust. A red and blue lightning bolt zips up and down the right side of his face. The make-up is the work of Pierre Laroche.
James Cochran chose to present the character with his eyes open, so alive! This silkscreen shows his clearly identifiable style. As the urban artist C215 calls him, he is the master of pointillism in graffiti. He practices drip painting, which consists of superimposing several colours of the same spectrum in the form of drops of paint.
When the star died in 2016, this street art fresco became a gathering place for fans. They come to mourn their idol, leave flowers and write messages on the wall. Since then, James Cochran has been asked to restore and protect the wall. The site remains a true memorial for fans from all over the world.
We have chosen to frame this last copy of the “David Bowie – mural” screen print in a sober and elegant way.