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The David Bowie is exhibition estimated to have raised over $70 million for the arts worldwide

August 11th, 2018 | by admin
The David Bowie is exhibition estimated to have raised over $70 million for the arts worldwide
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In the latest issue of Billboard magazine, David Bowie’s business manager Bill Zysblat reveals that the ground-breaking ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition raised in excess of $70 million for the arts worldwide.

Zysblat assisted Bowie when, before his death in 2016, the artist agreed to provide items from his 75,000-piece archive to the curators of the exhibit “David Bowie is,” which opened in London in 2013 and circled the globe before closing in Brooklyn in July. Estimated worldwide ticket sales exceeded $70 million. Bowie, and later his estate, did not have any financial interest in the exhibit, says Zysblat.

Looking back, the “David Bowie is” worldwide exhibition was one of the most satisfying outcomes of something that was never anticipated to be a world-record-breaking event. It was David’s wish, long before he passed away, to not participate in any of the ticket sales revenue with the participating museums. So, having helped to raise well in excess of $70 million for the arts is as gratifying as it gets.

Read the full article ‘Billboard’s 2018 Top Business Managers’ here

 

Main image © V&A/The David Bowie Archive/The Duffy Archive.

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