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Subway Oddity: David Bowie Takes Over a NYC Station

David Bowie is here. In a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and Spotify, images of the rock legend have taken over the Broadway-Lafayette subway station in the Soho neighborhood of New York City that Bowie called home for twenty years.

STARMAN ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images STARMAN The public display is an extension of the Brooklyn Museum's Bowie exhibition "David Bowie Is," where his personal archive, including costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, and original album art, will be on view in a one-of-a-kind museum experience. NEVER LET ME DOWN Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEVER LET ME DOWN The images highlight Bowie's connection to New York City, and are accompanied with quotes about the city's influence on him. Here, subway-goers pass photos of Bowie performing at Madison Square Garden. DANCING IN THE STREET ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images DANCING IN THE STREET Each work is also accompanied by a unique Spotify code that, when activated, brings users to Bowie music paired with the image. The collaboration provides an immersive, multi-sensory museum experience to a public space, free and accessible to all. TICKETS TO MARS VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images TICKETS TO MARS As part of the collaboration, New York City issued five special edition MetroCards, each with a different image of David Bowie's personas. Purchasable for a regular fare of $2.75 (plus that dollar for a new card), the exclusive cards have been resold for up to $200. MIDNIGHT IN THE VILLAGE VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images MIDNIGHT IN THE VILLAGE Lyrics from Bowie's "(You Will) Set the World on Fire" cover the subway stairs. The tribute comes just two years after the singer's death. COMMENCING COUNTDOWN VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images COMMENCING COUNTDOWN The underground exhibit will be on display until Sunday, May 13, so if you find your way to New York City, step through the door, sit in a tin can, and get yourself to the Broadway-Lafayette station.