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David Bowie Is

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973Design by Kansai YamamotoPhotograph by Masayoshi Sukita© Sukita The David Bowie Archive 2012
Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973
Design by Kansai Yamamoto
Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita
Sukita The David Bowie Archive 2012
David Bowie Is
LONDON  •  Victoria and Albert Museum  •  Ongoing
The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the career of David Bowie. David Bowie is features more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments.

Highlights include Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, photography by Brian Duffy; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth, music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974).

Victoria and Albert Museum Website

Contact: Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel: (44) (0) 20 79 42 20 00

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