Never-before-seen items on show at Bowie exhibition

Transmuting visual cool into magnetic listening pleasure was David Bowie's hallmark for the length of his protean, nearly 55-year career. And it is on electrifying display at the Brooklyn Museum in David Bowie Is, a far-reaching survey of his artistr
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Transmuting visual cool into magnetic listening pleasure was David Bowie's hallmark for the length of his protean, nearly 55-year career. And it is on electrifying display at the Brooklyn Museum in David Bowie Is, a far-reaching survey of his artistry. Included are 100 or so new objects, some of which have never been publicly shown: a turquoise jumpsuit emblazoned with a lightning bolt that he wore once, in 1973; notebooks filled with ideas for his last album, Blackstar, released in 2016, two days before his death, at 69; and the Polaroids that inspired his album covers.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2018, with the headline 'Never-before-seen items on show at Bowie exhibition'. Print Edition | Subscribe