David Bowie: The man who didn’t sell the worldDeborah StoneWednesday 4 November, 2015Australian audiences seem to prefer French impressionists or contemporary local art to the much touted celebrity paraphernalia of David Bowie.
ACMI is touting stardust as it releases ticket figures for the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces blockbuster exhibition, David Bowie Is.
But while attendances just under 200,000 sound impressive, a comparison with other blockbusters suggest it’s more a case of The Man Who Fell to Earth than The Man Who Sold the World.
Bowie attracted a total crowd of 199,636, including 87,000 visitors from interstate and abroad. These are good figures but they are not great figures for a major exhibition in Melbourne...ArtsHub