Simply put, cancer sucks. It’s taken the lives of our loved ones, leaders and pop culture icons, including Ziggy Stardust himself, David Bowie. The British legend impacted many fans, fellow stars and friends who all shared their love after his passing in January.
The entertainment industry is still remembering the late star with tributes, like Lady Gaga’s recent performance at the Grammy’s, and we don’t expect those to end anytime soon.
One upcoming exhibition is very special. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research partnered with award-winning photographer Markus Klinko for the grand reveal and auction of never-before-seen photos of Bowie. A selection of prints from the collection is slated to auction and raise funds to benefit the non-profit organization.
“Markus is as much of a visionary in the art world as Bowie was in the music world. We are extremely honored to be a part of this celebration of two incredible artists,” said Denise Rich, Co-Founder of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation.
Klinko’s work ranges from celebrity snaps of Beyonce, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez to photo spreads in high fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and GQ. He also collaborated with Bowie’s wife Iman for the cover of her book, “I am Iman,” before its release in 2001. The celebrity photographer met Bowie through her.
He photographed Bowie over the course of 15 years, including the shoot for the cover his album “Heathen.”
The collection of exclusive photos for the event includes a set of 14 Fujifilm instant film prints of Bowie from 2001, “unseen intimate images and daring shots with the artist,” according to a press release.
The event is co-sponsored by Fujifilm and Markowicz Fine Art from the Miami Design District, and the collection of snapshots will be revealed with a private party on February 25th in Miami, FL.
In addition to the gallery, Klinko donated 35 prints, including two prints of David Bowie, to Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation and will be sold in an online auction starting on March 31, 2016. One hundred percent of the net proceeds support the cancer research initiatives of the organization.
Markowicz Fine Art is the first exhibition to showcase the unreleased photos of Bowie by Klinko. The photos will be on display for the public at the gallery through mid-March 2016.