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David Bowie Tribute Installation Takes Over NYC Subway Station

David Bowie is Exhibition Subway Takeover

In a collaboration between Spotify and the Brooklyn Museum, New York’s Broadway-Lafayette subway station has been given a makeover as a tribute to the late, great David Bowie. The installation is part of the current David Bowie is exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, where over 400 objects of the Starman’s personal archive are on display—including show costumes, vinyls, photographs, and handwritten lyric sheets.

Featuring gigantic portraits of Bowie on the steps leading into the Broadway-Lafayette station, the “subway takeover” explores the musician's influence on music, fashion, and culture. The installation also includes printed quotes, fan-made art, and maps of his favorite NYC hangouts. There are even limited edition MetroCards featuring images of the iconic artist from the museum’s collection. Each MetroCard grants free entry to the main exhibition to anyone who’s lucky enough to get one. Above ground, life-sized cardboard cutouts of the singer have been placed all over the city—from Times Square to Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan, Ziggy Stardust is back in town!

You can view the subway installation until May 13, 2018, and the David Bowie is exhibit will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum until July 15, 2018. Find out more about the exhibition on the Brooklyn Museum website.

In a collaboration between Spotify and the Brooklyn Museum, New York’s Broadway-Lafayette subway station has been given a makeover as a tribute to David Bowie.

David Bowie is Exhibition Subway TakeoverDavid Bowie is Exhibition Subway Takeover

The installation is part of the current David Bowie is exhibition at Brooklyn Museum, where over 400 objects of the Starman’s personal archive are on display.

David Bowie is Exhibition Subway Takeover

The “subway takeover” features images, quotes, fan-made art, and maps of the artist’s favorite NYC hangouts.

David Bowie is Exhibition Subway TakeoverDavid Bowie is Exhibition Subway TakeoverDavid Bowie is Exhibition Subway Takeover

This one-of-a-kind tribute also includes limited edition MetroCards.

David Bowie is Exhibition Subway Takeover

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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