SATURN, from Spork Press.
An annotated (by me) version of “David Bowie Builds the House on Little Tonshi Mountain,” a story from SATURN, up at Hobart.
"Bowie Spewing" (1990), the iconic painting of the artist by none other than legendary portraitist and session musician Paul McCartney.
Inventory #473: Saturn by Simon Jacobs
Above her crib: a mobile of the planets, and he stood behind it, staring down at the legends we create.
I want to talk today about three books that have just come out. The first is called Monacopolis and it’s an expanded catalogue of an exhibition held in 2012 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco:
I was invited to write an essay for the catalogue by my friends in the design group Åbäke,…
Momus blogs about SATURN!!
One of the most intriguing facets of this project when I started it in 2012 was that, at that time, David Bowie had been essentially absent from the public eye for about eight years. You’d see mention of him every so often, usually in an article about Iman, where it would say that her husband was quietly “collecting modern British art” or something. But for all intents and purposes, I think most people figured he was done for good.
So I decided to write this modern/near future version of him, but one that wasn’t (at least not initially) entirely fantastical and was based as much as possible in his biography, his music, his artistic and literary influences, etc. I had to put all of my trivia to good use! The Bowie persona is always being reinvented and overwritten — that’s the nature of it. The appeal lays in the idea that my version of latter-day David Bowie was just as legitimate as anyone else’s.
!!! I SPEAK !!!