David Bowie Installation Takes Over Manhattan Subway Station

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An installation paying tribute to one of rock's most iconic figures is taking over the Broadway-Lafayette subway station in New York City. 

As of Wednesday morning, the Manhattan subway stop was covered in images of David Bowie paired with something about New York that the Starman at one time or another expressed an affection for. 

The exhibit also features fan-made works of Bowie-themed art and reproductions of images that are part of the Brooklyn Museum's "David Bowie Is" exhibit. Subway riders can also get limited-edition Bowie MetroCards at the Broadway-Lafayette station.

So far the Bowie installation has been a big hit on social media on its first day, with many commuters lingering in the subway snapping photos of the subway walls and stairs bearing Bowie's likeness...or their colorful new MetroCards. 

⚡️Seriously New York City.. can you get any cooler? ⚡️The Broadway/ Lafayette Street subway station in NYC is truly a sight to behold right now! The entire thing is decked out for David Bowie featuring photos by Masayoshi Sukita, Mick Rock, Duffy, Markus Klinko, Lynn Goldsmith, Ron Galella and more.. Plus they have these amazing Bowie metro cards - can someone please pick some up and send them to me in Sydney?! 🙌 Way cool NYC.. Way cool.. ✌️❤️🎵 pics via @mlinehamart #davidbowie #BowieSpotify #bowiesubway #bowie #nyc #davidbowieis #davidbowieforever #starman #aladdinsane #ziggystardust #legendsneverdie #rockroyalty #musicphotography #mickrock #markusklinko #masayoshisukita #lynngoldsmith #rockandroll #glam #broadway #newyork #styleicon #muse #style #blackstar #rocknroll #blendergallery

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The Bowie installation at Broadway-Lafayette is a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and Spotify.

See more photos of the station below and go check it out for yourself if you're in the area this week.

Get tickets to the Brooklyn Museum here

Since Bowie's death in 2016, tributes to the innovative musician and visual artist have popped up all over the world. Recently, one English town with decades-long ties to Bowie erected a statue of the singer in its town center after a crowdfunding effort by Bowie's fans which raised over £100,000.


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Metro Card Madness! #davidbowie #mta #newyorkcity #metrocardmania

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“When you rock 'n' roll with me, no one else I'd rather be.” Spring is here, the ice is melting, and Bowie is ready to roll. Keep your eyes out for our upcoming Art + Skate combo pass. Available later this Spring, this ticket will allow friends and family to skate at Lakeside @prospect_park one day, and attend the Museum the next. Can't wait to Art + Skate? Channel your inner intergalactic star creature and head to @lakesidebklyn this Friday and celebrate the brilliance of David Bowie with @lola_star and @DreamlandRoller. #bowiecity ⠀ ⠀ Cutout Image: David Bowie, 1973. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita/The David Bowie Archive. Photos: @BrooklynMuseum / @thebrookelynway #davidbowieisbkm

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