Many of us know that musicians have other talents besides creating great music. A rather large number of them go into art. John Lennon’s drawings and Joni Mitchell’s self-portraits are rather well known. But something that caught my eye lately was an article that I read about a rather famous British musician that’s going on tour. Not playing music but displaying his art. David Bowie has gone through some ch-ch-ch-changes lately by exhibiting his paintings, photographs and original costumes at museums in England and Germany. He’s had a lot of success there, so now he’s coming to the United States for a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago starting September 23rd. Not only is Bowie quite a good artist, but he’s also a tasteful art collector. Bowie has stated that he owns several pieces, including ones by Tintoretto and Rubens, and admitted to being a huge fan of modern artists like Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg and Francis Bacon. After the Chicago retrospective, the tour, called “David Bowie Is”, will be moving on to Paris and the Netherlands.
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