The official exhibition about the late superstar and performer Prince has opened at The O2 in London.
Originally planned for a limited 21 day residency, the exhibition has already been extended for a second time due to overwhelming demand for tickets, and is now running until Sunday 7th January 2018.
My Name Is Prince will give fans the chance to get up close and personal with Prince Rogers Nelson’s life and work, and celebrate the legacy of the iconic musician.
The exhibition showcases hundreds of artefacts direct from Paisley Park, Prince’s famous Minnesota private estate. Visitors can enjoy an insight into the life, creativity and vision of the recording artist, and see instruments, stage outfits, awards and handwritten song lyrics.
Artefacts leaving Paisley Park for the first time in this exhibition include clothing from the 1984/1985 Purple Rain tour and the 1988/1989 Lovesexy tour; the wardrobe from the 1990 film, Graffiti Bridge; and the Gibson L6S guitar that Prince used when he made his national television debut on American Bandstand in 1980.
Visitors can also see the original bass that was the inspiration for the Cloud guitar; the orange Cloud guitar made for Prince’s 2007 Super Bowl halftime performance; a diamond studded cane from 2015; and the Raspberry Beret cloud suit from 1985 (pictured).
Paisley Park’s director of archives, Angie Marchese, said: “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.
“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 artefacts direct from his Paisley Park Archives.”
Group tickets can be booked through Hospitality Line. To book groups of ten or more organisers should call 0208 295 8600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information visit www.mynameisprince.co.uk.