David Bowie is

V&A , Brompton Wednesday March 27 2013 10:00 - 17:45
Aladdin Sane album cover (© Duffy Archive)
© Duffy Archive
Aladdin Sane tour bodysuit (© Sukita / The David Bowie Archive 2012)
© Sukita / The David Bowie Archive 2012
Earthling album cover (© Frank W Ockenfels 3 )
© Frank W Ockenfels 3
Archer Station to Station tour (© John Robert Rowlands)
© John Robert Rowlands
Cut up lyrics for Blackout (© The David Bowie Archive 2012 / V&A Images)
© The David Bowie Archive 2012 / V&A Images
Bowie & William Burroughs (© David Bowie Archive 2012 / V&A Images)
© David Bowie Archive 2012 / V&A Images
Fame, fascination, the evolution of the rebel rebel, along with the ch-ch-ch-changes Bowie made to his lyrics, scratching out words and scribbling in others, come under the spotlight, together with the Brixton lad's stage costumes and instruments, in the V&A's major show for spring 2013. Exploring Bowie's career as musical innovator and mercurial cultural icon, the exhibition looks at his influence on music, fashion and art through the decades through some 300 objects. Bowie as photographed by the likes of Brian Duffy and Terry O'Neill will provide a focus, along with more than 60 stage cosutmes including 'Ziggy Stardust'-era bodysuits, set designs for the 'Diamond Dogs' tour, sketches, scores and diary entries.


Venue name: V&A
Address: Cromwell Rd
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-5.45pm; Fri 10am-10pm
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
Price: £14.10, concs avail
Event phone: 020 7907 7073