Glam rock and The Revenant
A new Bowie tribute show and a behind-the-scenes look at the genre-redefining film
From his breakthrough in the ‘70s through to the end, David Bowie was so many things that TASCHEN celebrates. For the daring and the dreamers the world over, he brought a unique creative vision, fearless self-expression, and some of the greatest music of all time.
To honor this remarkable artist, TASCHEN Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new David Bowie tribute show, Starman Remembered. Backed by popular demand, the exhibit will reimagine last year’s much-loved Shooting for Stardust with 45 prints from Mick Rock’s prized David Bowie portfolio. From spectacular performance shots to intimate backstage moments, Rock’s images capture the many facets of Bowie’s creativity with particular candor. We see the shifting, sparkling phenomenon of Ziggy Stardust cavorting before rapturous crowds, and the quiet, private reflections of, in Rock’s own words, a “sweet, sweet soul”. With many images previously unseen, this is a timely and particularly personal celebration of an irreplaceable legend and an eternal inspiration.
In the other gallery, we move from the supersonic heights of glam rock to the landmark movie everyone is currently talking about, with a privileged behind-the-scenes look at Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant. A selection of photographs from Kimberley French will be on display alongside props and relics from the film, charting the making of this critically-acclaimed epic through arresting visuals of the film’s extreme conditions and serene settings.
The exhibitions launched on Thursday 25 February with a private opening, attended by hosts Alejandro González Iñárritu and Brett Ratner, as well as numerous luminaries from the film, music, and art worlds, including Courtney Love, Mickey Rourke, Juliette Lewis, Kelly Osbourne, Paul Sorvino, and Mena Suvari.