The record archive at Radio France (that provides our national, state-owned radio stations) is commemorating the death of David Bowie two years ago with an exhibition of his record sleeves, both those of his albums and his live concerts.
And it’s free! Here’s all the info.
Vinyl is back in fashion, possibly because of the beauty of the object itself, and the Maison de la Radio, as you might imagine, has a huge enviable collection (that also includes all sorts of physical media, from wax cylinders to digital files!)
Generally, these treasures are kept in the archives, but for certain special events, such as last year’s Sergeant Pepper exhibition, the teams from the documentation and archive departments get together and organise a little exhibition, and this time it’s even free!
You’ll be able to see the evolution of Bowie’s look over the years (decades) through the images of his records. After all, he only revolutionised how a recording artists can portray themselves…
It’s also a great way to refresh your memory if you missed the Bowie Is… exhibition a couple of years back.
— Radio France (@radiofrance) 30 janvier 2018
French-speakers might also like to listen to this hour-long radio report about Bowie, including several of his songs, to prepare their visit…
The exhibition of David Bowie record sleeves is at the Maison de la Radio (here) until 15th March 2018
Open every day from 10am-8pm