Celebrity photographer Markus Klinko has shot everyone from Beyoncé to Lady Gaga to Kanye West, but his work with David Bowie just might be his most significant. Bowie: Unseen offers a unique perspective on the rock icon, highlighting his personality and style. The photo series — which Klinko shot during sessions for Bowie’s Heathen album cover in 2002 — features never-before-seen editions from the photog, evoking Bowie’s classy stature and zest for life in intimate shots that feel candid even while they maintain the mystique and glamour of high fashion set-ups. Dressed in a three-piece suit and meditating in one pose, and strolling with vicious but beautiful dogs in others, Bowie: Unseen is as diverse as DB himself, and a must see for fans who love the star man’s music and image, but also his heart and his humanity. With his birthday coming up on Jan. 8 and his death occurring just two days after that in 2016, January marks a bittersweet time for Bowie lovers. This show offers a small way to connect with one of music and pop culture’s true heroes. View the full collection can be seen online here.
Art Angels Gallery, 9020 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sat. noon-5 p.m, runs through the end of January. artangels.net/
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