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David Bowie is: About the Exhibition

The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. David Bowie is will feature more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments.

Victoria and Albert Museum
The world’s greatest museum of art and design
23 March – 28 July 2013. 

The Archer Station to Station tour, 1976 John Robert Rowlands

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973
Design by Kansai Yamamoto Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. Sukita The David Bowie Archive,  2012

Original photography for the Earthling album cover, 1997
Union Jack coat designed by Alexander McQueen in collaboration with David Bowie
Photograph by Frank W Ockenfels 3 © Frank W Ockenfels 3



 Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive