'David Bowie is' Exhibition at the V&A

  • Posted on 4 January 2013 at 3:18pm

Howard Goodall has been involved in the development of a new exhibition entitled David Bowie Is, exploring the creative processes of the musical and cultural icon David Bowie.  The exhibition, for which Howard has written guidance notes about the artists’ music and will be providing the audio-guide material, will take place from 23 March to 28th July 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Exploring the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film, the exhibition will include more than 300 objects.  These will 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). Alongside these will be more personal items such as never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.

For more information and tickets for the exhibition please visit the V&A website.