Last year, David Bowie put a halt to a seven-year absence from the culture by releasing a surprise album, The Next Day, not to mention a music video in which he starred with Tilda Swinton. Now comes the time for old fans and recent converts to appreciate the wonderful career of an ever-changing singer-songwriter who sheds personae like last year’s clothes. After a four-month stay in London, a retrospective exhibition called David Bowie Is arrives at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Included are items worn by Bowie for the stage and album-cover shoots designed by Freddie Burretti, Kansai Yamamoto, and Alexander McQueen, along with rarely seen video clips, handwritten lyrics, and multimedia installations that allow you to immerse yourself in his strange but usually melodious world.
M: Must-See — David Bowie in Chicago
After a four-month stay in London, a retrospective exhibition called David Bowie Is arrives at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Special IssueMenswear issue 09/22/2014