>> It's a feast for the eyes and the ears, and for fans of David Bowie, the closest they'll ever get to the rock and roll legend who passed away in 2016. The electrifying exhibit titled David Bowie Is tracks the ever-changing nature of Bowie's 55 year career. Bowie had several personas through his careers.
Fans knew him as Ziggy Stardust, Aladin Sane, and Thin White Duke, and now the costumes and music from each phase of his life are on display at the Brooklyn Museum.>> It wasn't, David Bowie was or David Bowie is a specific thing, you get to add in that fourth word or multiple words.
So, David Bowie is fantastic. David Bowie is somebody we should all be thinking about.>> The exhibit documents the early life of David Jones, the rock star's real name. It follows his musical journey littered with chart breaking hits like Space Audity, Changes, and Let's Dance through 500 carefully curated objects, including rare items like these hand written lyrics to one of his biggest hits, Starman.
>> The unique thing about David Bowie is that he wrote his own music, and he wrote those songs, and he already had an idea in his head about how he thought that music should look.>> For many, Bowie was more than just a musician, he was a fashion rebel, and some 60 costumes from his music videos are also on display, including this suit from Life on Mars.
>> We've added some fantastic new pieces to the show. One would be his blue, lorex jumpsuit with the lightening bolt on the back from 1973. That's a fantastic piece.>> The exhibit aptly started in London, just like Bowie's career, and has toured the world for five years. New York will be the final stop where Bowie lived for the last two decades of his life.
David Bowie Is opens to the public on Friday and will run until mid July.