The World’s First Prince Exhibition Is Opening This Fall
Prince fans can now get an up close look at the iconic singer’s life at an official exhibition of the artist that will open this fall.
The new exhibit, titled "My Name is Prince," will open at The O2 in London on October 27, bringing hundreds of never-before-seen artifacts and personal memorabilia from Prince’s private estate of Paisley Park for the very first time.
This will be the first time artifacts will be shared from Paisley Park, which has become dedicated to showcasing the artist’s legacy after his death in 2016.
Rare items will include everything from instruments and stage outfits worn by Prince, to handwritten song lyrics to some of his beloved works.
Wander through the space and you’ll find items that include Prince’s costumes worn during the Purple Rain tour in 1984, instruments like the Gibson L65 guitar he used when making his national television debut on American Bandstand back in 1980 and the orange Cloud guitar used for his 2007 Super Bowl halftime performance, and playful pieces like the Raspberry Cloud Suit he wore in 1985 and diamond studded canes.
The exhibition will be in the arena for 21 days in honor of the 21 record-breaking and sold-out concerts Prince had for the venue back in August and September of 2007.
“He loved to share this work and life with his fans,” the artist’s siblings said in a statement. “We know him as a brother who became not only one of the most prolific songwriters of all time, but an entertainer and musician who was unlike any other; it’s only appropriate we share him and these amazing artifacts with the world now that he’s gone,” they added.
Tickets go on sale on August 25 and start at 27.50 British pounds (roughly $35) for a standard adult ticket, while children under five can enter free of charge.