Written by: David Porter
Stereo Embers is thrilled to announce the David Bowie is exhibition has finally landed on American shores and begins an 18-week run at the Brooklyn Museum, one of New York’s premier art venues.
The exhibition has been touring the world for “Five Years” since its debut at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibition opens today (March 2). David Bowie is presents approximately 400 objects drawn primarily from the David Bowie Archive, including the artist’s original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets from famous songs, original album art, photographs, and videos, all tracing Bowie’s creative process from his teenage years through his last twenty, when he lived in New York City.
The archive is presented within an immersive, multimedia installation that includes continuous audio along with projected animation and video. The exhibition includes more than 60 custom-made performance costumes, including six designed by Freddie Burretti for Ziggy Stardust/1980 Floor Show and seven designed by Kansai Yamamoto for Aladdin Sane. There are 85 handwritten lyric sheets, including those from “Fame” and “Fashion”; drawings, including a sketch for the Young Americans album cover; and oil paintings, including two of musician Iggy Pop, all by Bowie. There are also more than 40 pioneering music videos, television clips, and filmed roles as well as a multimedia presentation of international tour footage with rare scenes from the legendary Diamond Dogs tour, filmed in Philadelphia.
For tickets and information, please visit the Brooklyn Museum website.