First up, David Bowie’s new album The Next Day, is released in the UK on Monday 11 March.
A couple of weeks later, on 23 March London’s Victoria and Albert Museum launch a huge show featuring more than 300 objects from David Bowie’s personal archives, include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments.
Is that all? Well, no…..as I am delighted to be adding a third major Bowie event to the calendar.
From 22 March to 30 April 2013 we will be hosting a wonderful David Bowie retrospective of work by Japanese master photographer Masayoshi Sukita. This is one of the most exciting exhibitions we have put on at the gallery, and we have been working very hard behind the scenes with Sukita-san to put this together in a relatively short time-frame. The exhibition features images from Sukita-san’s 40+ years of collaboration with David Bowie, and combines previously unseen images alongside familiar classics, in a range of physical sizes, including some dramatic large format pieces.
Sukita-san’s archive is truly outstanding – one of the most important David Bowie archives, if not the most, anywhere in the world. Perhaps best know for his “Heroes” cover photograph (which, coincidentally features on the cover on the new album, The Next Day) Sukita-san’s relationship with Bowie started in 1972, and the exhibition will cover work from 1972 to 2002.
We will be releasing details of images, prices and sizes a short time in advance of the launch. All I can tell you at this stage is that edition sizes are very low, prices are very keen, and the selection is all killer, no filler. Start saving your pennies, as we expect sell-outs.
The exhibition starts on the same day as the V&A museum show preview, Friday 22 March, so if you are in London between 22 March and 30 April please come along and see it.
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