Spotify puts David Bowie in perspective for Subway display
The interactive exhibit commandeers walls, displays and even ceilings at the busy Broadway-Lafayette station, drawing attention to Bowie’s association with the surrounding neighbourhood as well as the ‘David Bowie is…’ exhibition currently on show at Brooklyn Museum.
This will transform the station into a makeshift art gallery with information and commentary provided by Bowie himself alongside Spotify links to experience the music within the app.
Completing the experience will be specially produced Metro cards depicting Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and Thin White Duke guises, marking two years since the stars passing.
In a statement Spotify wrote: “Although he hailed from London, music icon David Bowie spent the majority of his life living in, and falling for, New York City. After moving across the pond, he was welcomed to the City with open arms, and soon came to call himself a New Yorker. In the way that Bowie discovered his adopted city, Spotify is giving music lovers the opportunity to go on a journey through the immersive David Bowie Subway Takeover exploring the musician’s influence on music, fashion, culture, and the city that he loved.”
Proving that Bowie’s legacy remains very much alive Spotify will also turn over its Spotlight platform to host a curated collection of interviews, essays and behind the scenes stories from the David Bowie archive.
Bowie fans had petitioned for the musician to adorn the Bank of England’s new £20 notes.