I may be biased as I’m a born and bred Londoner, but I just cannot see how any other city could ever match up to the greatness of London… A free exhibition based on the golden years of David Bowie featuring the K West sign from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars album cover. Can someone pinch me? I think I may be dreaming.
Thankfully I was not. Last Saturday I went along to this outstanding exhibition that celebrates the best of Bowie with my friend and fellow fanatic, Claire. As we approached the Movie Poster Art Gallery just off of Goodge Street we both froze. Right there in front of us on the back wall of this tiny gallery was not only the real and bonafide K West sign from my favourite David Bowie album, but it appeared that the entire artwork had been blown up on the wall behind it. And what’s more, we didn’t have to sneakily take photos of it either, the guys who run the gallery offered to take photos of us posing with the K West sign.
A true treasure trove, the Movie Art Poster Gallery has done a fantastic job of displaying some rare album covers, posters and prints gathered by private collectors. Also featured was a documentary featuring some fantastic clips of performances and interviews of the legend himself over the years. We even had a nice chat with the guys who run the gallery about how they acquired the pieces and what was in the pipeline for the gallery. Check out a few photos from the exhibition below.
Running on selected dates between November and December 2012
For more information go to http://www.mpag.co.uk