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David Bowie Memorial to be Built in Brixton

There are many areas in South London that are proud to claim the late, great David Bowie as their son, but none has a claim quite like Brixton. The Thin White Duke was born on Stansfield Road nearby to the site of the proposed sculpture opposite Brixton Tube Station, and will pair with the Aladdin Sane Mural nearby (by Jimmy C.), which was a focus for tributes when Bowie died.

The sculpture is huge: a 3-storey lightning flash from Bowie’s Aladdin Sane persona. The funding will be generated by a campaign on Crowdfunder initiated by ‘This Ain’t Rock ‘n’ Roll’ in collaboration with Bowie’s team in New York and London. The target amount is £990,000 and the campaign will run until March 21st 2017 if you want to get involved. It will be a fabulous addition to an area famous for its creative vibe.

Bowie’s life and influence has been remembered in various ways since his death; a set of Bowie emojis, a ballet production and, appropriately enough, a star constellation. The home he shared with Iggy Pop in Berlin in the seventies also received a plaque. That was the great thing about Bowie; people world-wide felt a connection with him and his music.