The giant video wall that concludes the show.

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A Hero's Return: "David Bowie Is" The Hottest Exhibit In London

A Bowie retrospective at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has sold 47,000 tickets.

Fresh off the triumph of his new album, his first in 10 years, David Bowie is the subject of another smash, a new exhibit at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

The exhibit, David Bowie Is, is part retrospective, part present-day celebration. The photographs, handwritten lyrics, and enormous video screens take you through the singer’s life: from his working-class days, through his gender-bending prime, and into the present, with his newly released and critically acclaimed album, The Next Day.

At 66, Bowie is as iconic and mysterious as ever. And as compelling--the show has already sold 47,000 tickets and it doesn’t even open until Saturday.

Click through the slide show above to see highlights from the show.

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