“I absolutely adore David Bowie and have always loved his music. I can still vividly remember the iconic moment he revealed his alter ego Ziggy Stardust for the first time, live on the daytime TV show, Lift Off With Ayesha, referenced in the painting's title. When he appeared as Ziggy it felt like an alien had landed on earth and was showing us the future. Everyone remembers his first appearance as Ziggy on Top of the Pops, partly because this was a more famous TV show at the time and also because the original footage from Lift Off with Ayesha was accidentally deleted by a technician. However, according to a 2019 article written by Esquire, ‘an audience member filmed the show on his home video recorder and experts are now working to save the time-worn tape.’ I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to see it again and not just from memory."
Created for the 2012 Great Moments in Popular Music exhibiton.
This image is available as an art print, produced on high-quality paper and available unframed or framed. This image is also available on canvas.
Unframed art print*
Small print: 40cm x 40cm
Large print: 60cm x 60cm
*Dimensions include a white border that surrounds the image and measures approximately 5cm.
Please note that unframed prints take 1-3 working days to be printed and an extra 1-2 working days for delivery. Unframed prints are available the same day from the McKee gallery for collection only.
Framed art print
Mounted and framed in a bespoke, glass, black angled frame. Made by the gallery's local framer.
Small framed print: 43cm x 43cm (approx)
Large framed print: 63cm x 63cm (approx)
Please note that framed prints take 7-10 working days to be made up and an extra 2-3 working days for delivery.
Our canvases are hand-stretched onto chunky pine frames with hand-folded corners. Our McKee images are printed onto the canvases with high-definition printers to produce sharp, high-quality images.
Canvas: 31cm x 31cm
Please note our canvases can take up to 7 working days to be delivered or to be collected in store.