The following CNN art news video is about an exhibit at London, England’s Victoria And Albert Museum. It is about the career of singer David Bowie. The collection is called “David Bowie Is.” This video was added to the CNN website on March 21, 2013.
Victoria Broackes is Victoria And Albert’s curator of theatre and performance. The exhibit includes things such as photographs, costumes, music videos, and stage and set models.
The name “David Bowie Is” signifies that he is a great entertainer. But it also ponders the question of exactly who Bowie is.
Geoffrey Marsh is V&A’s director of theatre and performance. He says the museum was essentially given access to Davie Bowie’s personal archive of memorabilia. He thinks Bowie is one of the 10 most recognizable people on the planet. That seems way off the mark, but maybe he is just trying to hype this seemingly boring collection of David Bowie items.
David Bowie’s latest album sold almost 100,000 copies in its first week in the UK. According to HitsDailyDouble, Bowie’s “Next Day” did it again in his US debut, with over 80,000 units sold (#2 behind Bon Jovi).