Sound & Vision: Celebrating 75 Years of Bowie
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts..."
When Shakespeare penned the now-classic line, he might as well have been prophesying a world forever redefined by the theatrical genius of David Bowie. While the visionary's catalog of conceptual personas encompasses the likes of Aladdin Sane, Major Tom, the Thin White Duke and perhaps most recognizable of all, Ziggy Stardust, the life lived by the mortal behind the mask provides an infinitely more enigmatic and compelling subject as Morrison Hotel Gallery brings the Starman's seventy-fifth birth year to centerstage with SOUND & VISION, a Bowie retrospective as seen through the singular lens of Mick Rock.
On view in New York, Los Angeles and via morrisonhotelgallery.com starting Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, this exhibition compounds the enduring life force and dialogic masterworks of two prolific artists through exceptional imagery created over a collaborative period spanning more than thirty years. From Rock's most revered photographs chronicling a bombastic Bowie to rarely-seen moments of unmasked intimacy, SOUND & VISION offers a captivating and comprehensive look into the proliferation of a beloved icon and the fundamental role photography plays in capturing the staying power of thin air.