‘David Bowie is’, was at the V&A from 23 March – 11 August 2013, in partnership with Gucci, sound experience by Sennheiser vam.ac.uk/davidbowieis. Here’s Bowie as The Archer – taken during the ‘Station to Station’ tour, 1976 © John Robert Rowlands
A visualisation by Fifty Nine Production and Real Studios of what the V&A’s exhibition ‘David Bowie is’ was intended to look like.
David Bowie and pet take part in a promotional shoot for ‘Diamond Dogs’ in 1974. Photography by Terry O’Neill © V&A
Bowie models a striped bodysuit for the ‘Aladdin Sane’ tour in 1973. Designed by Kansai Yamamoto and photographed by Masayoshi Sukita © Sukita The David Bowie Archive 2012
Film stills from ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, 1975–6 © Film stills by David James © The David Bowie Archive
The iconic album cover shoot for ‘Aladdin Sane’ in 1973. Design by Brian Duffy and Celia Philo, make up by Pierre La Roche and photography by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive
David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars, pictured in 1972. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive.
David Bowie as Mime, 1966.
Annotated back cover image for Hunky Dory album, 1971 Designed by David Bowie © Photograph by Brian Ward ©DB Archive
David Bowie with William S. Burroughs, February 1974 © Photograph by Terry O’Neill with colour by David Bowie, courtesy of The David Bowie Archive.
Bowie backstage in 1972. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita © Sukita
David Bowie, 1966.
Publicity photograph for The Kon-rads, 1966. Photograph by Roy Ainsworth, courtesy of The David Bowie Archive.
David Bowie in the Elephant Man, 1980.
Promotional photograph for Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). Photo by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive.