David Bowie is, V&A, review: The show goes on

This vibrant, thought-provoking show constantly reminds us how Bowie’s sense
of transgressive discovery was beamed into the most ordinary places. When he
was wearing Ziggy Stardust’s extraordinary red leather leotard, embossed
with woodland creatures and designed by Kansai Yamamoto, he was playing
Bridlington Town Hall and Torquay. “The clever thing was to break the rules
and stay alive at the same time” : the words from Orwell’s 1984 run down the
side of a volume on display, a signpost to Bowie’s philosophy.

Just how dangerous he seemed comes over in a report from the BBC’s Nationwide
in 1973, played through a monitor. “It’s a sign of the times that a man with
a painted face and carefully painted fingernails can inspire adoration from
girls aged between 14 and 20,” says Bernard Falk, wonderingly,

Article source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/9938687/David-Bowie-is-VandA-review-The-show-goes-on.html

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