Project Description

If you are a David Bowie fan then March is some month for you.

First up, David Bowie’s new album The Next Day, was released in the UK on Monday 11 March 2013 – to universal acclaim.

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.

From 22 March to 30 April 2013 we are 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 covers work from 1972 to 2002.