London welcomes an exhibition honoring the late pop superstar Prince at The O2, 27 October – 7 December 2017
Opening 27 October at The O2, My Name Is Prince is the first ever official exhibition about the singer Prince, who passed away in April 2016. It gives fans a chance to get up close and personal with artefacts from the star’s Minnesota private estate, Paisley Park, many of which have never been seen by the public before. Visitors will also be able to see some of the artist’s most famed possessions, such as his Purple Rain ruffle shirt and diamond-studded cane, along with guitars, awards and hand-written song lyrics.
Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson said of the exhibition: “This is the first time we’ve taken any items out of Paisley Park. When I heard about the idea I was so excited because since he’s passed, people come to the house and things like that. But to actually be able to go where people live that maybe can’t afford to come over to Paisley Park in the States; I’m so excited to be able to meet the fans and share their Prince stories and give them hugs, and have a cry with them if need be.”
The exhibition was originally planned to run for just 21 days, but due to phenomenal demand, it is now running until 7 December. Let’s paint the town purple.