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Bowie In V&a British Design Exhibition Next Year

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on October 17, 2011

Battle For Britain...

I imagine we'll give you a reminder regarding this exhibition nearer the time as it's not due until March 2012.

It's another V&A project, (09.09.2011 NEWS: BOWIE TRACKS ON V&A POSTMODERNISM SOUNDTRACK) this time entitled British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age and it includes the following three Bowie pieces...

~ Aladdin Sane album cover original dye-transfer photograph by Brian Duffy. 1973.
~ Stage costume for David Bowie, Kansai Yamamoto, Knitted wool. 1973.
~ Diamond Dogs session photograph of Bowie by Terry O’Neill. 1974

Here's a bit of official blurb...

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A Jaguar E-Type, a David Bowie album cover and the new London 2012 aquatics centre will all feature in a new exhibition dedicated to some of the classics of post-war British design.

A model of the Olympic venue, designed by award winning architect Zaha Hadid, will be part of the show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in west London,

Other exhibits include the 1959 Morris Mini Minor, an Alexander McQueen evening gown, Laura Ashley textiles and Brian Duffy's original photograph for the cover of David Bowie's 1973 Aladdin Sane album showing the star with a lightning bolt painted across his face.

The museum's director, Professor Martin Roth, said: "As people around the world will be focusing on the UK in the summer of 2012 this is an ideal moment to showcase British innovation, taste and creativity. We are also delighted to be hosting a series of British themed displays across all the collections in the Museum to accompany the major spring exhibition."

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A 350-page Hardback book (see above) will be published February/March 2012 and is available to pre-order online from the V&A now.

The exhibition itself, British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age, runs from March 21 to August 12 next year.

Total Blam Blam - (BowieNet News Editor)

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    17 October 2011
    Bowie In V&a British Design Exhibition Next Year

    Battle For Britain...

    I imagine we'll give you a reminder regarding this exhibition nearer the time as it's not due until March 2012.

    It's another V&A project, (09.09.2011 NEWS: BOWIE TRACKS ON V&A POSTMODERNISM SOUNDTRACK) this time entitled British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age and it includes the following three Bowie pieces...

    ~ Aladdin Sane album cover original dye-transfer photograph by Brian Duffy. 1973.
    ~ Stage costume for David Bowie, Kansai Yamamoto, Knitted wool. 1973.
    ~ Diamond Dogs session photograph of Bowie by Terry O’Neill. 1974

    Here's a bit of official blurb...

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    A Jaguar E-Type, a David Bowie album cover and the new London 2012 aquatics centre will all feature in a new exhibition dedicated to some of the classics of post-war British design.

    A model of the Olympic venue, designed by award winning architect Zaha Hadid, will be part of the show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in west London,

    Other exhibits include the 1959 Morris Mini Minor, an Alexander McQueen evening gown, Laura Ashley textiles and Brian Duffy's original photograph for the cover of David Bowie's 1973 Aladdin Sane album showing the star with a lightning bolt painted across his face.

    The museum's director, Professor Martin Roth, said: "As people around the world will be focusing on the UK in the summer of 2012 this is an ideal moment to showcase British innovation, taste and creativity. We are also delighted to be hosting a series of British themed displays across all the collections in the Museum to accompany the major spring exhibition."

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    A 350-page Hardback book (see above) will be published February/March 2012 and is available to pre-order online from the V&A now.

    The exhibition itself, British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age, runs from March 21 to August 12 next year.

    Total Blam Blam - (BowieNet News Editor)