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December 6, 2021

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An exhibit of the lad insane

It’s a little surprising that David Bowie is is the first-ever international retrospective on a career that’s spanned five decades. The exhibit, on now through August 11 at London’s Victoria and Albert (art and design) Museum, will highlight how the English musician (born David Robert Jones in 1947) was inspired by art, theatre and even technology in the aftermath of WWII. It’ll feature 300 items from the David Bowie Archive including 60 stage costumes, handwritten lyrics and set lists, and some of Bowie’s own instruments. Even his Freddie Burretti-designed Ziggy Stardust bodysuits will be on show as will the Union Jack coat that Bowie designed with Alexander McQueen for the Earthling album cover. Advance booking is strongly recommended; this blockbuster exhibit is expected to be the V&A’s most successful yet. Online and telephone tickets must be reserved 24 hours prior to your visit. Adults $25.

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  1. On April 25, 2013, Dr. Marie-France Rollin said:
    I think you meant five decades ;)

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