David Bowie is // Victoria and Albert Museum

Seriously. This is amazing. If your summer travel plans include a stop- over in London, you cannot miss David Bowie is at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive

The V&A has been given exclusive access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the very first international retrospective of the career of David Bowie. The exhibit includes 300 objects pulled from every corner of Bowie’s career— from handwritten lyrics to original costumes, from music videos to set designs.

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Original photography for the Earthling album cover, 1997 Photograph by Frank W Ockenfels 3 © Frank W Ockenfels 3

As one of the most iconic inspirations of modern times, David Bowie collaborated with artists and designers in fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art and film.

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Photograph by Terry O’Neill, Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive 2012

Whether or not you’re a fan of Bowie for his music or his fashion, you will no doubt learn a little bit more about the beloved Ziggy Stardust. I mean let’s be honest, the man is a genius.

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Photo collage of manipulated film stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth
© STUDIO CANAL Films Ltd, Image © V&A Images

The exhibition runs through August 11, 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum located on Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

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