David Bowie, Musician and Artist, Remembered

  • January 11, 2016 15:00

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From David Bowie is, the international touring exhibition.

“David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime,” tweeted rapper Kanye West.

Legendary musician, artist and actor David Bowie died of cancer on Sunday. He was 69.

Over the course of five decades, London-born Bowie made 25 albums with wide-ranging hits from "Changes" to "Let's Dance." Last week, his final album, Blackstar, was released to coincide with his 69th birthday.

Bowie was also a visual artist, an art collector, and portrayed artists in film, including Andy Warhol in Julian Schnabel's biopic Basquiat (1996). He also wrote the song "Andy Warhol" for his Hunky Dory album of 1971, crooning: “Like to take a cement fix, be a standing cinema, dress my friends up just for show, see them as they really are, put a peephole in my brain, two New Pence to have a go, I'd like to be a gallery, put you all inside my show."

In 2013, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London debuted the retrospective exhibition "David Bowie is" which has since traveled, with over 1 million visitors flocking to see memorabilia, photos, fashion and footage from Bowie's extraordinary five-decade career.

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