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The Bowie look

The "David Bowie Is" exhibition, currently at the Brooklyn Museum, is a spectacle befitting an artist of Bowie's stature. I'm happy to report sound plays a huge part in the show, so every visitor dons a pair of Sennheiser Momentum headphones and a player that automatically plays music or sound for each installation at the show. Nice.

The Brooklyn Museum's sprawling multimedia extravaganza is the last stop on the five-year "David Bowie Is" tour that originated at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2013. Bowie passed away in 2016 at age 69.

The "David Bowie Is" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum is open now through July 15, 2018.

In this shot, Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto's style made for a perfect fit with Bowie's fashion sense.

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Long-haired David Bowie

David Bowie in 1971.

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Two of a kind

David Bowie with William Burroughs, February 1974. Photograph by Terry O'Neill with color by David Bowie.

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Entrance to 'David Bowie Is' exhibit

Wall-size Bowie.

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David Bowie poses

David Bowie, 1973. 

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Bowie on the big screen

"David Bowie Is" has several large screen displays.

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'Heroes' photo shoot contact sheet

"Heroes" contact sheet, 1977. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita.

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Bowie in every room

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Teenage Bowie

Publicity photograph for The Kon-rads, 1963.

Published:Caption:Photo:Roy Ainsworth, David Bowie Archive, Victoria and Albert Museum
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Bowie's acoustic guitar

Acoustic guitar from the "Space Oddity" era, 1969.  

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A flair for drama

More multiscreen Bowie -- you won't know where to turn.

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'Ziggy Stardust' lyrics

Original lyrics for "Ziggy Stardust," by David Bowie, 1972.

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'Aladdin Sane' photography

'Aladdin Sane' contact sheet, 1973. 

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Asymmetric knitted bodysuit, 1973

Asymmetric knitted bodysuit, designed by Kansai Yamamoto for the "Aladdin Sane" tour. 

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Bowie video and mirrored display

Your eyeballs will dance when they take in this mirrored video piece.

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Cover outtake for 'Aladdin Sane'

Photograph from the album cover shoot for "Aladdin Sane," 1973. 

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Bowie the Mod

David Bowie, 1966. 

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David Bowie, 1971

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Box of Bowie

More Bowie costumes.

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Peter Gabriel photo of Bowie

David Bowie in 1992. 

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Bowie on stage

David Bowie, 1976. 

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Another Bowie costume

Original photography for the "Earthling" album cover, 1997. 

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Stage set model for the 'Diamond Dogs' tour in 1974

Stage set model for the "Diamond Dogs" tour 1974. Designed by Jules Fisher and Mark Ravitz. 

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'Ziggy Stardust' custume

Quilted two-piece suit, 1972. Designed by Freddie Burretti for the "Ziggy Stardust" tour. 

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'Station to Station' tour photo

The Archer, from the "Station to Station" tour, 1976. 

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David Bowie, 1982

David Bowie, 1982.

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'David Bowie Is' poster

This poster was spotted in the New York subway

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'David Bowie Is' merch

Bowie T-shirts galore!

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The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum has a lot more to see than just the "David Bowie Is" exhibit. 

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