Original photography for the 1997 Earthling album cover by Frank W. Ockenfels
Promotional shoot for The Kon-rads in 1963; photograph by Roy Ainsworth / photo courtesy the David Bowie Archive 2012 © VA Images
Album cover shoot for 1973’s Aladdin Sane 1973 / photograph Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive
Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour of 1973 designed by Kansai Yamamoto / photograph Masayoshi Sukita © Sukita the David Bowie Archive 2012
The Archer from the Station to Station tour of 1976 / photo © John Robert Rowlands
Cut-up lyrics for “Blackout” from Heroes of 1977 / Courtesy David Bowie Archive 2012 © VA Images
Photo collage of film stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth / Courtesy Studiocanal Films Ltd. © VA Images
David Bowie 1978 self-portrait in pose also adopted for the album cover of Heroes in 1977 / Courtesy David Bowie Archive 2012 © VA Images
David Bowie and William Burroughs 1974 Photograph by Terry O’Neill Courtesy the David Bowie Archive 2012
A major exhibition on David Bowie
currently at the Victoria and Albert Museum
in London, UK, is coming to Toronto this fall.
“David Bowie is” will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario on September 25 and continue until November 27.
This show is to feature more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits, photographs of Bowie by Helmut Newton and others, and handwritten set lists and drawings.
Overall, the show is to span five decades and is advertised as “the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer.” Bowie’s connections to Surrealism, German Expressionism, music hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki performance are all promised to be explored.
The V&A show, curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh and opened on March 23, has marked the first time a museum has been allowed to display items from the 75,000-object David Bowie Archive.
The AGO will be the first gallery to host the touring version of the exhibition after its run at the V&A closes on August 11.
Update (June 11, 2013): This post now contains a slideshow of images from the V&A Bowie exhibition. To view, click on the Photos icon above.