Events in Florence and surroundings: detail

Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosts Bowie

13 May 2019 to 28 July 2019

Until June 29, Palazzo Medici Riccardi is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the legendary Bowie, portrayed by Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita.

"Heroes - Bowie by Sukita" is an exhibition that traces the artistic path of David Bowie through the images of Sukita, who masterfully captured the nuances of the White Duke’s complex and multifaceted personality.

Sukita began collaborating with Bowie in 1972 when the photographer saw a concert in New York and became fascinated by him. "Seeing David Bowie on stage opened up my eyes to his creative genius. Bowie was different to the other rock and rollers, he had something special that I knew I had to photograph." With this declaration, the artists established a professional and personal relationship that lasted until Bowie’s death in 2016.

For the first time in Italy, 90 photographs, including the iconic images of the Heroes album cover and unpublished photos from Sukita's private collection, will be displayed.

There are also many side events at the exhibition, including concerts scheduled in the courtyard of Palazzo Medici Riccardi, as well as books and gadgets dedicated to David Bowie at the bookshop in honor of the exhibition.