David Bowie, mourned by the world on his passing in 2016, was one of the most radical figures in recent popular culture. Memphis, founded under the leadership of Ettore Sottsass in Milan in 1981, was the most radical of all design groups. The exhibition Space Oddities: Bowie|Sottsass|Memphis brings them together at the Modernism Museum in Mt. Dora.
Bowie built up an extensive body of Memphis work over the years — iconic works by Sottsass and his colleagues, including Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie DuPasquier, Shiro Kuramata and Martine Bedin.
This exhibition, the largest gathering of Memphis objects ever presented in an American museum, includes more than 75 examples, many from Bowie’s private collection. It is a fabulous opportunity to see a large collection of Memphis — and to experience the private world of a great pop visionary.