Monday, June 24, 2013

The Many Faces of David Bowie Exhibition

‘This is your exclusive invitation to the private viewing of the incredible contemporary exhibition at Opera Gallery London, New Bond Street’ said the email which landed in my inbox last week.  After 11 nights out on the trot, I was considering a ‘rare’ night in last Wednesday.  But this invite was way too Sex and the City to turn down…

Swinging our Prada Saffiano’s, we tottered down New Bond Street taking in the latest collections being paraded in the windows of Dolce & Gabana and Armani. 

The most stunning collection however, was about to be unveiled at 134 New Bond Street.  Running parallel to the exhibition ‘David Bowie is’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, ‘The Many Faces’ collection at the Opera Gallery pays homage to the legendary rock star through each artists’ individual interpretation – creating a contemporary vision of Bowie Mania through a selection of one off masterpieces.

As we supped on Champagne and did some celeb spotting, we made our way around the gallery with a constant look of surprise on our faces every time we were greeted with another impressive portrait of the iconic star.

Our favourites included Joe Black’s 3D artwork made out of 9000 painted test tubes, the stunning signature spray paint work of Mr Brainwash capturing Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust; and Marco Lodola’s mixed media and lightbox sculpture titled ‘Aladdin’, paying tribute to the cover of Bowie’s 6th album – ‘Aladdin Sane.’

Even if you’re not a David Bowie fan, this exhibition is well worth a visit and you can catch it at the Opera Gallery on New Bond Street until 31st August.


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