Bowie: artist, philanthropist

Man for all seasons, adopted New Yorker, and sometime visual artist David Bowie (who's the subject of a new retrospective at the Museum of Arts and Design) has contributed a print for auction to a new fundraising effort by NYC-based nonprofit Housing Works (which provides support for the homeless and people living with HIV/AIDS. The original of IMAN No. 1 (Iman is a co-chair of the intiative) going to be auctioned off at this weekend's Design on a Dime launch event, but 10 prints will be available (beginning May 12) through, with proceeds benefiting Housing Works. Get on's newsletter to get notice of when the work goes on sale.

- Michael Berk

(image courtesy and David Bowie)