Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Life just kissed you hello

The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie.

David Bowie is will feature more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments.

The exhibition will explore the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film. On display will be more than 300 objects including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, photography by Brian Duffy; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth, music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974).

Alongside these will be more personal items such as never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.
The exhibition David Bowie is... will be on at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) from 23rd March to 28th July 2013.

David Bowie by Jimmy King, 2013

This could well end up being "The Year of Bowie", as the new single Where Are We Now? is released today, and the album The Next Day is released on 11th March 2013.

It's made my New Year.



  1. Has anyone booked the V&A exhibition yet?

    I obviously want to go, but I'm thinking getting tickets for weekends might prove tricky if we leave it too late


    1. I've not, yet. I'll email the gang... Jx

  2. I've booked for 1pm on May 18th - the first Saturday with full availability of tickets - all earlier Saturdays are either sold out or limited to 1 or 2 tickets after 4pm. x


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