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Portrait drawing - David Bowie Then: 1973
  • David Bowie Then: 1973
    Nessim, Barbara, born 1939
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David Bowie Then: 1973

  • Object:

    Portrait drawing

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    2013 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nessim, Barbara, born 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pastel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.117-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Nessim was commissioned to produce this cover portrait of David Bowie for the Spring 2013 issue of the V&A Magazine, published to coincide with the Museum's David Bowie Is exhibition. The magazine has a three-page foldout cover which opens to reveal another image by Nessim, a collage entitled David Bowie Now: Looking Back (E.118-2013).

Physical description

David Bowie portrait

Place of Origin

New York (made)

Date

2013 (made)

Artist/maker

Nessim, Barbara, born 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pastel

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated by artist in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 41.4 cm

Object history note

Artwork for V&A Magazine Spring 2013

Descriptive line

David Bowie portrait, pastel on paper, 2013 by Barbara Nessim

Labels and date

Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life (V&A, 2013; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 2014-15)

David Bowie Then: 1973
2013

Nessim was commissioned to produce this cover portrait for the latest issue of the V&A Magazine, which features the David Bowie is exhibition.

Pastel
Museum no. E.117-2013 [2013]

Materials

Pastel; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Portraits; Music

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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