The singular art video ‘Lazarus’ was Bowie’s last cry to the world, opening up with a blindfolded, and frail-looking Bowie lying on a mattress, it then becomes apparent that the room is in a health center. Bowie starts to drift over the bed, indicating his transmutation to the outer edge– whatever, that might be.
As Bowie squirms about on the mattress, another Bowie, standing upright, inscribes in a laptop, his head resting ominously on his work-station, the specter of fatality towering above him until he strides into a wooden closet, a sort of casket, and a symbol of his life of style and design.
Bowing out with his usual style, David Bowie did not merely launch his last CD ‘Blackstar’ to accompany his 69th birthday celebration recently, on January 8, it was his farewell to the world.
So long, David