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David Bowie: Favourite Books [Black]

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This poster explores David Bowie's fascination with the written word and organises the icon's literary influences and favourite books. The result is a deeply eclectic and captivating collection of reading material that includes classics, contemporary books and obscure pickings handpicked by the man himself.

The print that also pays tribute to Blackstar—Bowie's last full length effort—features his 100 most beloved books including 46 novels across 19 subgenres such as fiction, dystopian, beat, comedy, Japanese, erotic and philosophical, just to name some. There's also poetry, plays, comics and a fascinating selection of nonfiction material across different fields such as art history, travel, psychology, spirituality, memoirs, political readings, music history and much more.

Some of the books included are George Orwell's 1984Vladimir Nabokov's LolitaJohn Rechy's City At Night, Anthony BurgessA Clockwork OrangeT.S. Eliot's The Waste LandWyndham Lewis' literary magazine BlastJohn Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, John Cage's Silence: Lectures and Writing and many more. 

David Bowie was a multifaceted artist with broad interests in a variety of subjects, such as music, painting, films, art collecting and theatre. He was also a brilliant writer and a man of words obsessed with literature; a man that according to Geoffrey Marsh (Bowie's V&A co-curator) read a book a day and that according to Thomas Jerome Seabrook (Bowie's biographer) brought 400 books with him for the 11-week shoot of The Man Who Fell To Earth.

"I'm a real self-educated kind of guy. I read voraciously. Every book I ever bought, I have. I can't throw it away. It's physically impossible to leave my hand! Some of them are in warehouses. I've got a library that I keep the ones I really really like." - David Bowie

- 42 x 59.4 CM [16.5 x 23.4 IN] POSTER

If you are looking for the white version of this print please click here.