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Prince's Paisley Park Memories Go To London For 21-Day Exhibit
London's O2 Arena will commemorate Prince's 21 days of sold-out concerts in 2007 — a record that stands to this day — by hosting a unique exhibit of his personal belongings "Direct from Paisley Park" for 21 days this October.
My Name Is Prince: The Official Exhibition is designed to give visitors "a unique insight into the life, creativity and vision of one of the most naturally gifted recording artists of all time" and will include guitars, famous outfits, handwritten lyrics and other memorabilia from the iconic singer's career, such as Prince's third-eye sunglasses.
"The word 'icon' only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me," wrote Beyoncé in the foreword to the forthcoming book Prince: A Private View. Like other master artists, his major works invite us to return again and again to experience greater depth, as we did a few months back revisiting his 1987 album, Sign 'O' The Times.
Tyka Nelson, Prince's sister, said, "This is the first time we've taken any items out of Paisley Park." With Prince, as with other musical legends, their private objects invite us to spirit ourselves into their artists' solitude, the place where mortals create the immortal. Tears of mourning and inspiration are expected, and VIP 90-minute guided tours are available.