Date: Published Sept 2008
Signed By: Deborah Feingold in Pencil
Edition: 21 Prints Available World Wide
Dimensions: Image 40 x 40cm / Paper 56 x 58 cm
Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing
Condition: New – mint condition
Medium: Archival Giclee On 300gsm Fine Art Paper
David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a Scottish-American musician and artist perhaps best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1974 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo projects on record, and worked in a variety of media, including film, photography, opera, and Internet-based projects. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards for his achievements.
In 2001 a censored version of Byrne’s single “Like Humans Do” was selected by Microsoft as the sample music for Windows XP to demonstrate Windows Media Player (not included in SP2 installs).The next year, he provided vocals for a track, “Lazy” by X-Press 2, which reached number 2 in the United Kingdom and number 1 on the U.S. Dance Charts. David said in an interview in BBC Four Sessions’s coverage of his Union Chapel performance that Lazy was number 1 in Syria.
In April 2003, Byrne appeared as himself in an episode of The Simpsons, “Dude, Where’s My Ranch?”.
In late 2003, Byrne released a book with a companion DVD called Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information (ISBN 3-88243-907-6). The work included artwork composed entirely in Microsoft PowerPoint. It includes one image that depicts, according to Byrne, “Dan Rather’s profile. Expanded to the nth degree. Taken to infinity. Overlaid on the back of Patrick Stewart’s head.”
Byrne’s latest solo album, Grown Backwards, was released on March 16, 2004 by Nonesuch. This album used orchestral string arrangements, and includes two operatic arias. He also launched a North American and Australian tour with the Tosca Strings. This tour ended with Los Angeles, San Diego and New York shows in August 2005. The following year, his singing was featured on “The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter” on The Cosmic Game by Thievery Corporation.