This October will see the World Premiere of the first ever official exhibition about iconic superstar and legendary performer Prince. Opening on 27 October, 2017 at The O2 in London, My Name Is Prince, will give fans the chance to get up close and personal with the music legend’s life and work at this retrospective, which will celebrate the legacy of one of pop music’s most influential figures, Prince Rogers Nelson.
My Name Is Prince will showcase hundreds of never before seen artefacts direct from Paisley Park, Prince’s famous Minnesota private estate. Visitors will get a unique insight into the life, creativity and vision of one of the most naturally gifted recording artists of all time.
Fans visiting My Name is Prince will have the chance to witness awe-inspiring exhibits including instruments, stage outfits, awards and handwritten song lyrics. Artefacts leaving Paisley Park for the first time in this unique exhibition include:
Prince’s siblings, some who will visit London in October for the opening of the exhibition, said: “Our family is extremely honoured to have this exhibit at The O2, and we know Prince would be as well. He loved to share his work and life with his fans. 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 artefacts with the world now that he’s gone.”
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. 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 artefacts direct from his Paisley Park Archives.”