DAVID BOWIE IS Art Exhibition at the AGO

August 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

Get ready TORONTO – this fall at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) for the first time ever you will have a chance to take a journey through the world of a musician, performer, and style icon David Bowie. This exhibition is from the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, England, where over 300 objects from Bowie’s personal collection has been featured throughout five decades. The show reveals the innovative artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theater and film.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate an amazing artist who has a massive influence on art, design, and culture. David Bowie is will be on the fourth and fifth floors of the AGO’s modern tower. The show also highlights artists who have collaborated with the culture chameleon over the years. The collection includes:

•more than 50 stage costumes including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (19
72) designed by Freddie Burretti;
•music videos by David Mallet including Boys Keep Swinging (1979) and Let’s Dance (1983);
•set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974);
•Kansai Yamamoto’s flamboyant creations for the Aladdin Sane tour (1973);
•photographs by Helmut Newton, Brian Duffy and John Rowlands;
•album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; and
•excerpts from films and live performances including Top of the Pops (1972), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Saturday Night Live (1979)

To join this extravaganza it will be occurring from September 25, 2013 to November 27, 2013.

For more information visit http://www.ago.net/david-bowie-is-coming-to-the-ago-this-fall

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