SNEAK PEEK “DAVID BOWIE IS” BROOKLYN MUSEUM

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Album Cover for Aladdin Sane

SNEAK PEEK “DAVID BOWIE IS” BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Striped bodysuit for the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita/The David Bowie Archive

SNEAK PEEK “DAVID BOWIE IS” BROOKLYN MUSEUM
David Bowie, 1973. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita/The David Bowie Archive

SNEAK PEEK “DAVID BOWIE IS” BROOKLYN MUSEUM
David Bowie with William Burroughs, February 1974. Photograph by Terry O'Neill with color by David Bowie. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum

SNEAK PEEK “DAVID BOWIE IS” BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Original photography for the Earthling album cover, 1997. Photograph by Frank W Ockenfels 3. © Frank W Ockenfels 3

SNEAK PEEK “DAVID BOWIE IS” BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Cut up lyrics for “Blackout” from Heroes, 1977. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum

SNEAK PEEK “DAVID BOWIE IS” BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Publicity photograph for The Kon-rads, 1963. Photograph by Roy Ainsworth. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum

SNEAK PEEK “DAVID BOWIE IS” BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Asymmetric knitted bodysuit, 1973. Designed by Kansai Yamamoto for the Aladdin Sane tour. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum

The Brooklyn Museum will be the final stop on the world tour of the critically acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The exhibition is the first retrospective of the extraordinary five-decade career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. Curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh from the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A, “David Bowie IS” explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations, and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspired people to shape their own identities while also challenging social traditions. On view from March 2 to July 15, 2018, David Bowie is will include never-before-seen objects and work exclusive to the Brooklyn Museum presentation.

“Since David Bowie is left the V&A, London in August 2013, nearly 1.8 million visitors have flocked to see the exhibition as it has travelled around the world, a testament to Bowie’s depth, breadth and worldwide reach and the public’s interest in the processes of creation behind such a uniquely influential performer.  Bowie himself left England in 1974 to eventually settle in America, so we could not be more delighted that the final leg of the tour brings the show back to New York, where Bowie made his home.”

-Victoria Broackes, Curator, V&A.

Photograph of David Bowie, Kevin Cummins, 1970s, Uk. Museum no: S.1326-2010. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.

-David Bowie

David Bowie is will be a timed ticketed exhibition. Lightning Bolt tickets, which give attendees priority access to the exhibition, are available now through the run of the exhibition and cost $35. Exclusive packages start at $85. To purchase, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org or https://www.showclix.com/event/david-bowie-is.

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