‘David Bowie Is’ – the Victoria & Albert Museum11 March 2013
23 March – 11 August 2013
The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of his extraordinary career. David Bowie Is will showcase more than 300 objects, such as handwritten lyrics, original costumes, film, set designs and instruments – exploring Bowie’s perpetual self-reinvention over five decades and tracing his history as one of the most pioneering cultural icons of modern times.
Based on advance ticket sales, the exhibit is set to be the most successful show in the museum’s 161-year history.
Bowie’s first album in a decade, The Next Day is being released on March 11th.