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‘David Bowie Is’…Here Now

posted September 23, 2014, 7:50 am by Carlita | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment


Photo Credit: Brian Duffy

Photo Credit: Brian Duffy

For American fans of fashion and music icon David Bowie, the wait is over. The much buzzed about ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibit opens today at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, its only U.S. stop. Enthusiasts will be able to follow the many transitions and transformations that occurred during his life. Assembled with intricate care and deference to the legend, the traveling exhibit follows a young boy in Bromley, already called “an exhibitionist” by fifth grade, with grand, specific ideas of stardom. Sketches, paintings and storyboards of stage sets, memorable costumes and album covers reveal a visual artist in control of every part of his image, down to every last detail.

Asked to screen the accompanying documentary ‘David Bowie Is’ in anticipation of the opening tonight, it highlights key performances, interviews, costume designers, handwritten lyrics and personal letters (i.e. his manager announcing he changed his stage name to David Bowie and Jim Henson, excited to work with him on “Labryinth”). I got an intimate glimpse into the mind of the creative genius who described himself as a “librarian with a sex drive.” Film screenings all around the country will be held one night only TONIGHT in celebration of the U.S. exhibit opening. In Chicago until January 4th, the exhibit will next head to Paris and Melbourne.

To obtain exhibition tix in Chicago, click here!

To get tix to tonight’s documentary screenings in the following cities, click on the links below or visit Bowie’s site here:

Baltimore

Boston

Los Angeles

Miami

Seattle

St. Louis

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