For the first time since the tragic death of David Bowie, the late icon’s legacy is being honored with a museum exhibition in New York. Coming to the Brooklyn Museum, the ‘David Bowie is’ exhibit explores Bowie’s creative process with an astounding 400 pieces from the singer’s personal archives including on-stage costumes, handwritten lyrics, video footage, and more. Originating from England’s Victoria & Albert Museum, the exhibit has been traveling the globe for the past five years and will make its final stop in New York.
This exhibition will be showcased at Brooklyn Museum from March 2 – July 15, 2018.
1973, Photograph from the album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane. Photograph by Brian Duffy
1973, Striped bodysuit for the Aladdin Sane tour. Design by Kansai Yamamoto. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita.
1977 , Cut up lyrics for “Blackout” from Heroes
1969, Acoustic guitar from the “Space Oddity”
1973, Asymmetric knitted bodysuit. Designed by Kansai Yamamoto for the Aladdin Sane tour
1972, Original lyrics for “Ziggy Stardust,” by David Bowie
1973, Photo of David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita
1978, Print after a self-portrait by David Bowie
1972, Ice-blue suit. Designed by Freddie Burretti for the “Life on Mars?” video
1974, Promotional photograph of David Bowie for Diamond Dogs. Photograph by Terry O’Neill
1977, Original photography for the Earthling album cover. Photograph by Frank W Ockenfels 3
1963, Publicity photograph for The Kon-rads. Photograph by Roy Ainsworth
1972, Quilted two-piece suit. Designed by Freddie Burretti for the Ziggy Stardust tour
1974, Stage set model for the Diamond Dogs tour. Designed by Jules Fisher and Mark Ravitz
1974, David Bowie with William Burroughs. Photograph by Terry O’Neill with color by David Bowie
1976, The Archer, Station to Station tour
From: Harper’s Bazaar