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.
The exhibition will explore how David Bowie’s music has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design and contemporary culture.
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.
Photography, handwritten lyrics, album sleeve artwork, music videos and excerpts from films and live performances will also be on show.
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.
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.
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.
All images of the David Bowie is exhibition are courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
- Furniture by Pinch
- Ring Dome Milan by Minsuk Cho/Mass Studi…es
- Cloud Chair by Richard Hutten
- Takashi Murakami at Design Miami
- Il Treno by Tjep.
- Summertime by Nika Zupanc
- Oscar Medley-Whitfield and Harry Trimble… at Designers in Residence 2012
- New work by Studiomold
- Krijn de Koning builds colourful archite…ctural structures at Turner Contemporary
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