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4 Jan 2015

Artist Recreates David Bowie's Natural Teeth

By Sarah Martin

 

For decades the debate has raged over the aesthetic appeal of David Bowie's natural teeth. Some look upon them with starry-eyed lust, others with disgust. Regardless of your position, you have to concede that those chompers were uniquely Bowie, adding an extra layer of alien to our favourite starman.

 

Inspired by perhaps the most talked about teeth in history, painter and sculptor Jessine Hein has created a set of dentures of Bowie’s old teeth made from denture acrylics, plaster and acrylic paint. Check them out below:

 

 

 

 

 

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