A retrospective on the life of music legend David Bowie has broken a record by becoming the most visited exhibition in V&A’s history.
The David Bowie Is exhibition has visited eight global venues, and these venues have been visited by 1.5 million people across the world so far. Roughly 312,000 of these visitors were to the exhibition’s debut at London at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013.
The international 10-stop tour of the exhibition will come to a close next year. Currently, it’s in it’s final weeks at the Museum of Modern Art in Bologne, and will be heading to Tokyo next year before completing the tour next May in Barcelona.
The Bowie exhibition has beaten some impressive figures to become the record breaker, as up until now the V&A’s most successful viewings were Art Deco with 1.17 million visitors, Vivienne Westwood with 844,000 and Surreal Things: Surrealism & Design with 881,000.
Co-curator of David Bowie Is Geoff Marsh had this to say: “We are absolutely delighted that the exhibition has been seen by so many people worldwide. It’s been an amazing journey to go from our first visits to the archive to transporting the exhibition to its ninth venue in Tokyo.”