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Song Stories: Bowie at Sonos NYC until January 7

//Song Stories: Bowie at Sonos New York City. Photo: Mary Kang//

//Song Stories: Bowie at Sonos New York City. Photo: Mary Kang//

Song Stories: Bowie, the display of photographs I selected to track the late superstar’s relationship with the city of his adoption, is at the Sonos store in New York’s Soho until January 7.

//Song Stories: Bowie at Sonos New York City. Photo: Mary Kang//

From a masterly Masayoshi Sukita portrait of Bowie in full Aladdin Sane pomp at Radio City Music Hall in 1973 through a 1980 break from rehearsals for The Elephant Man at the Booth Theatre by Marty Lederhandler to Kevin Mazur’s image of the proud artist with one of his own paintings at a Manhattan charity show in 1990, we hope that these provide insights into why the quintessential London Boy should pronounce: “It’s amazing. I am a New Yorker.”

//Song Stories: Bowie at Sonos New York City. Photo: Mary Kang//

Through other cleverly arranged display items and ephemera, the store also celebrates Bowie’s connections to such seminal NYC figures as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and the recently departed and sorely lamented Jim Walrod.

//Song Stories: Bowie opening event with (from left): Mick Rock, Nikki Sixx, Mark Mothersbaugh and Meredith Graves. Photo: Mary Kang//

Song Stories: Bowie opened earlier this month with an in-store conversation about Bowie’s influence between Meredith Graves, MTV News front person and member of Perfect Pussy, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, photographer Mick Rock and Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe.

The display runs until January 7 (the day before Bowie’s birthday) and is free entry.

Sonos is located at 101 Greene Street, NY 10012. Details here.

 

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Author: / Published: Dec 18th, 2017 / Category: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, Curating, David Bowie, Exhibitions, New York, Sonos / Comments: None

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