It’s been almost a week since the preview of The Many Faces of David Bowie exhibition at Opera Gallery London and I have just got round to writing it up! Luckily however, the exhibition is open to public until 31st August 2013 so you’ve got plenty of time to see it… and see it you should!
With the launch of a huge sold-out V&A exhibition, the release of an outstanding album and a music video too explicit for YouTube you’d find it hard to avoid the face of Bowie this year… and why on earth would you want to?
This exhibition brings a contemporary vision to the recent return of ‘Bowie Mania’ with specially commissioned Bowie-inspired art from Joe Black, Mr Brainwash, DFace, The London Police and lots more.; all paying homage Bowie’s artistic genius and offering their interpretation of his influence on their lives.
The preview was buzzing from the second it opened, crowds of people admired the huge range of multimedia artwork across the Opera Gallery’s 2 floors; including 3D print, light installation, street art, collage and even a giant test tube portrait…
“David Bowie is an incredible ‘icon’; a term to be understood as an idol but also in the ancient Greek notion of eikōn meaning “image” or even religious work of art. It is clear to see that he has influenced many lives, and every artist involved was proud to create a piece in his honour”
– Jean-David Malat, Director Opera Gallery London
You can see some more photos from last week’s private view below and visit the exhibition until 31st August 2013 at Opera Gallery, New Bond Street.
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