On May 29th, Beijing 798 Art Zone opens the photo exhibition to the public. Themed as “Bowie by Mick Rock”, the exhibition opens with a quote from Bowie: "Mick sees me the way I see myself." The exhibition will last until August 4th.
In 1972, David Bowie gave birth to arguably his most famous alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust-an androgynous alien with spiky tangerine hair, theatrical makeup and brightly-colored glam rock attire. During the 1970s, Bowie released 11 albums, including five which are considered as classics. The legendary artist died on Jan 10, 2016, two days after he released his 25th studio album, entitled Blackstar.
The exhibition is supported by Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, a nonprofit museum dedicated to reflecting contemporary popular culture. It is co-organized by Beijing-based indie record label, Modern Sky, also showcases performance footage of Bowie, interviews with Rock, who talks about directing Bowie's first four music videos, as well as photos of other music legends of the era taken by Rock, including Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry. It's also MoPOP's first exhibition to be staged in an Asia country.