His history of self-transformation is being celebrated in an anticipated V&A retrospective, but the artist himself won't be joining in the nostalgia.

This article titled “David Bowie: the godfather of ch-ch-change” was written by Dorian Lynskey, for The Observer on Sunday 9th September 2012 00.04 UTC

For any David Bowie fans eagerly hoping that the V&A's just-announced major 2013 retrospective might draw their hero out of his long period of media seclusion, the answer came two weeks ago: yes and no. Yes, he was moved to post a droll statement on his Facebook page, but only in order to rebut rumours that he had any hand in curating the exhibition. Having made his private collection available to the V&A's curators, who confess they haven't even met him, he clearly felt he had done enough.

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