The Best Art World Instagram Tributes to David Bowie

Featuring Ai Weiwei, Ellen von Unwerth, and more.

David Bowie tribute.Image: via @aiww on Instagram.
David Bowie tribute.
Image: via @aiww on Instagram.

A photo posted by Ai Weiwei (@aiww) on

Unless you’ve been steering clear of social media (or living under a rock), you’ve likely seen a dizzying number of tributes to fashion, art, and rock icon David Bowie since the announcement of his death on January 10.

It can, of course, be tough to wade through all the bandwagoning behavior online to find the messages and pictures are truly unique and touching. But fear not—we combed through the Instagram accounts of our favorite artists, gallerists, museums, curators, and organizations to find the very best of Bowie.

From Yoko Ono’s note that Bowie was “as close as family” to Ellen von Unwerth’s tribute with her too-cool image of Bowie alongside the legendary Kate Moss, the incredible outpouring of love and memories of the singer-songwriter’s long shadow are definitely worth spending some time with today. See a few of our favorite images below.

✨ thank you @nuge666

A photo posted by @alexprager on

Stargaze. #davidbowie A tiny tribute. Ink and watercolor on paper

A photo posted by @kloneyourself on

RIP to one of the greatest. What's your fav #DavidBowie song? Found on @ARTFIDO

A video posted by StreetArtGlobe (@streetartglobe) on

Heroes @davidbowie @katemoss #blackstar

A photo posted by Ellen von Unwerth (@ellenvonunwerth) on

A photo posted by Lucy Chadwick (@lkchadwick) on


A photo posted by Sargent's Daughters (@sargentsdaughters) on

#DavidBowie by @osgemeos⚡️

A photo posted by Lehmann Maupin (@lehmannmaupin) on

Good Night Thin White Duke !

A photo posted by Artists Space (@artistsspace) on

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