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Iconic Bowie

Dimbola Museum & Galleries summer show is a celebration of the pioneering artist and musical innovator David Bowie (1947-2016) featuring iconic photography, painting, vinyl art and sculpture.

Iconic Bowie, is a major retrospective of the extraordinary life of David Bowie. A journey in which the Isle of Wight witnessed his first public musical performance at a Corf Scout Camp, Shalfleet in 1958 and Bowie’s last UK live show headlining at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2004. Iconic Bowie showcases both stunning and intimate portraits of Bowie by some of the world’s greatest photographers. The photographs, from the extensive Iconic Images archive, were taken over his phenomenal 50-year career and draw into focus the remarkable contribution Bowie made to culture, music and art. These portraits contain rare moments, the force of Bowie’s unique nature and his personality on film. Each image is an illuminating artefact of one of the greatest artists that has ever lived:

“Great portrait photographers do a rare thing through extraordinary alchemy that renders light, exposure, emotion, soul, sorrow, joy, beauty forever fixed in time. Iconic Bowie contains images that startle the world and provide an illuminating insight into the astonishing career of David Bowie,” Brian Hinton, Chairman of Dimbola Museum and Galleries

7th June – 18th August Private view Friday 7th June 6-9pm

For further information : Dimbola

1 thought on “Iconic Bowie”

  1. This should be a great addition to the Isle of Wight culture calendar this summer. Great to see stunning portrait work in the very birthplace of fine art photography! Will definitely make a pilgrimage

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