Spirit Of Paisley Park Comes To London To Celebrate Prince’s Legacy
The exhibition — titled My Name Is Prince — has now gone from Paisley Park to London’s O2. It features an archive of memorabilia connected to the star: guitars, outfits, costumes, jewellery, shoes, his music, and his own hand-written lyrics. His siblings — Tyka Nelson, Omarr Baker, and Alfred Jackson — have already previewed the displays.
Speaking about the exhibition, Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister, said: “What was really overwhelming is seeing everything up close — it was like he was right there in front of us. I know the fans loved my brother and I love hearing when they first heard a record of my brother’s or saw him in concert. All of the artefacts resonate with me - all of them. I saw some pieces I haven’t seen in years.” The exhibition is one of the fantastic ways to keep Prince’s legacy alive.
Curator Angie Marchese said: When we started at Paisley Park, Prince already had it laid out. He already had graphics on the walls, he had already started making it into a museum, so when I walked in I already knew his vision.”
Prince passed away on April 21st 2016 from an accidental overdose at the age of 57. His untimely death was a huge shock to the world. However, he will always be remembered for his accolades, best-selling albums, and top hits, including ‘Purple Rain’, ‘1999’, ‘When Doves Cry’, ‘Kiss’, ‘Raspberry Beret’, ‘Diamonds and Pearls’, and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’.
Prince’s legacy will continue to live on his contribution to music will always be iconic. The museum is open now at the 02 and will stay open until early January.
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