David Bowie, who lived on nearby Lafayette Street, passed away on January 10 after a secret 18-month battle with cancer.
New Yorkers have paid tribute to Bowie in the weeks since his death in 2016 with flowers outside his apartment building and murals on the Lower East Side.
The L.I.S.A. Project a collective of artists who work around Manhattan’s Lower East Side had the bright idea to take things one step further. They changed The Bowery street sign to read: “David Bowery.”
In 2018 David Bowie mini exhibit took place inside Broadway-Lafayette subway station, collectors can now purchase limited edition MetroCards emblazoned with the icon.
Good luck getting them, though. Long lines plague the booths, and the machines run out of supply real quick, only 250,000 are available.
Spotify and SoundCloud did a stunning ode to David Bowie, the musical chameleon and creative workhorse/genius.
The most compelling attraction of the stunt is the artist’s face spread across both sides of the rafters on the mezzanine level.
These MetroCards, which each display one of five Bowie personas including Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and Thin White Duke, will be great mementos for those lucky enough to snag them.
There are five different cards in the collection, each featuring Bowie’s different personas.
This Bowie shrine doubles as advertisement for the excellent exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, “David Bowie Is,” which is on display through July 15.
Each piece will also contain a unique Spotify code that brings fans closer to Bowie music and will accompany the underground experience.
To summarize it draws a lot of attention and it is obvious why. If you did not pass it runs until Sunday, May 13th 2018.