“Stranger Things” isn’t the only thing to drop today — the first ever official exhibition of Prince memorabilia kicked off in London.
My Name Is Prince begins today at the O2, promising to “showcase hundreds of never before seen artifacts direct from Paisley Park, Prince’s famous Minnesota private estate.”
Items on display include:
- Clothing from the 1984-1985 “Purple Rain” tour & the 1988-1989 “Lovesexy” tour
- Wardrobe from the 1990 film, “Graffiti Bridge”
- Gibson L65-S guitar that Prince used when he made his national television debut on American Bandstand in 1980. Also used on the “Prince” tour & “Dirty Mind” tour
- The original bass that was the inspiration for the Cloud guitar
- The orange cloud guitar made for Prince’s 2007 Super Bowl halftime performance (used during the “Earth Tour” in 2007)
- Third Eye sunglasses from 2014
- Diamond studded cane from 2015, worn in the video for “FIXURLIFEUP” and the iconic 2013 V Magazine photoshoot
- Clothing worn during the 2007″ 3121″ shows, “21 Nights at The O2” shows & many more
- The cloud suit from 1985 worn in the “Raspberry Beret” video
Angie Marchese, Paisley Park’s Director of Archives, said of the exhibit, “At Paisley Park, Prince constructed and inhabited a creative reality that was wholly unique, allowing him to fluidly develop music and artistic works spontaneously and without limitation. He envisioned Paisley Park as one day being opened to the public. Through this exhibition, we are expanding his dream to share with a wider audience, and allow visitors to The O2 in London to experience all his greatness through the artifacts direct from his Paisley Park Archives.”
The exhibition runs through January 7.