LONDON (March 20, 2013)—An exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum devoted to musician David Bowie is the fastest-selling show in the museum’s history, officials say.
The museum says 50,000 advance tickets have already been sold for "David Bowie Is," which opens on Saturday.
The exhibition draws together more than 300 objects, including sheet music, lyrics, videos, instruments and extravagant costumes, many of which are from Bowie's personal archive.
The exhibition charts the career of the musical chameleon, who was born David Jones in London in 1947 and went on to create outlandish personas including alien rock star Ziggy Stardust.
It’s the first time the museum has devoted a show to a pop star, but co-curator Victoria Broackes said Wednesday that "Bowie is no ordinary pop star."
"He has seeped into every area of our culture,” she said.