David Bowie is
at the V&A

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Here are some photos from an exhibition of David Bowie memorabilia that opens this week at London's V&A museum, featuring costumes, album artwork and set designs from his personal archive.

David Bowie is opens at the V&A

Coinciding with the release of his first single and album in a decade, the David Bowie is exhibition will be open to V&A members from Friday 22 March and to the general public from Saturday 23 March.

David Bowie is opens at the V&A

The exhibition will explore how David Bowie’s music has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design and contemporary culture.

David Bowie is opens at the V&A

Items on display include more than 60 stage costumes, including the Ziggy Stardust bodysuits designed by Freddie Burretti in 1972, Kansai Yamamoto’s creations for the 1973 Aladdin Sane tour and a Union Jack coat designed by Alexander McQueen for the cover of the 1997 album Earthling.

David Bowie is opens at the V&A

Photography, handwritten lyrics, album sleeve artwork, music videos and excerpts from films and live performances will also be on show.

David Bowie is opens at the V&A

The V&A announced that the retrospective had broken its record for the fastest selling exhibition, with over 42,000 advance tickets already sold, and has extended the show until 11 August.

David Bowie is opens at the V&A

For the covers of Bowie's latest album and single, graphic design studio Barnbrook defaced an image from one of his classic albums and upturned a 1970s photograph of the musician.

David Bowie is opens at the V&A

The V&A recently opened its new permanent gallery for furniture, displaying objects from the middle ages to the present day by designers including Charles and Ray Eames and Ron Arad.

David Bowie is opens at the V&A

All images of the David Bowie is exhibition are courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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  • bonsaiman

    A must see. Where’s my passport?