David Bowie was not God, although for kids like me in the early 1970s he was the closest we ever came to believing in one. Neither was he perfect. For a long time there, back in the 1980s, just about everything…
Privately, we grieve for those we’ve loved. Publicly, we grieve for those we’ve never even met.
Bowie and wife Iman at the Film Society of Lincoln Centre in 2003.
Singer, artist but also actor, Bowie made some notable appearances. Here are some of those.
That’s a wrap.
Bowie's acting skills in one of his most famous films was both awkward and self-conscious. For the director these were perfect qualities for an alien.
The musician's shape-shifting sense of style helped him recruit new audiences.
Mysterious: Lazarus artwork.
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There are, after all, two very different candidates...
Bowie went out as a trailblazer.
Rock and roll is getting old. And with this ageing, we are increasingly seeing different types of death claiming our idols.
How Bowie sprinkled stardust on the work of generations of musicians.
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The icon has left so much of himself in popular culture, art and fashion.
David Bowie produced some of his most innovative work while living in divided Berlin.
Bowie’s life has been under the microscope since he burst on the scene in 1969 with the smash hit, Space Oddity. We examine how the divided city of Berlin saved this extraordinary artist at his lowest ebb.
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Bowie's fast-moving and ground-breaking ideas about sexuality and gender allowed millions of young people to come to terms with their sense of difference.
Musician, actor, icon and entrepreneur – David Bowie's life was a masterclass in culture and business.
Bowie: the eyes of an icon.
As news of the star's death is announced, the truth about his captivating look ...
David Bowie posing for the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita.
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David Bowie has long confounded us with enigmatic acts of gender transgression, with gestures and personas drawn from Hollywood stars, literature and avant-garde art. That flame still burns brightly.
Our lives are often shaped and made meaningful by the stars and celebrities who enter them.
When Bowie sang of aliens, cross-dressed, or emptied himself of colour and light, he demonstrated the power that music, fashion and performance can have in creating a landscape of endless possibility.