David Douglas, MD of the ebow gallery and ebow the digital agency, is so excited to announce this show that his inner China Girl just told him “Oh baby, just you shut your mouth”. For it’s first show, in nearly 5 years, the ebow gallery will re-open to the public to play host to the Irish instalment of the ‘Bowie by Duffy’ exhibition. The show will focus on the relationship between David Bowie and photographer Brian Duffy that created, amongst others, the iconic Aladdin Sane album cover.
Between 1972 and 1980 Brian Duffy worked with David Bowie on five powerful photo sessions. From Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and White Sands to Lodger and Scary Monsters. Coinciding with the 44th anniversary of the release of Aladdin Sane, the Duffy Bowie show will feature a wealth of rare and previously unreleased images from these sessions with a focus on the creation of the iconic Aladdin Sane album cover and it’s elements. The show is curated by Chris Duffy, Brian’s son, and David Douglas.
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From Saturday 15th April 2017 for approximately 3 weeks
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 12-5pm
the ebow gallery
No.1 Castle Street
Why invest in art?
I started investing in Art when I was in my 20’s. Why? Because I didn’t want to put my money into a bank or an expensive pension. I wanted to put it somewhere that I could see it, understand it and watch over it. That is why it’s on my walls (and in storage facilities). Every penny I have invested in Art has been an investment in myself, in my memories and in my experiences. I always knew when I bought a piece that it was not an expenditure, it was not frivolous and it was not stupid. I knew that it was the best way for me to use my income in a way that was safe for my future and enjoyable for my present.
Investing in limited edition prints, photographs or anything else, is really quite simple. As a broad example, when an artist creates 100 editions they set an opening price for edition 1-10. When editions 1-10 sell the price of the next range goes up by whatever the market will / may pay. This goes on until the edition is sold. When an edition is sold out then the price is, again, whatever the market will pay (at or in online auction houses, bricks & mortar auction houses, eBay, privately etc). If all the editions are in private hands then the value of the piece can shoot through the roof. Rarely does the price drop out of them but, as with anything, the market will fluctuate.
Am I investing in one of these?