Campaign Started For David Bowie Memorial Statue in London

by VVN Music

A group of designers in London would like to erect a statue in remembrance of David Bowie in the Brixton section of the city, but it won't be your standard likeness of the honoree.

Instead, they would put up a huge lightning bolt tattoo on Bowie's face from the 1973 album Aladdin Sane.

The planned memorial would stand thirty feet (nine meters) high and be installed in the pavement next to the Brixton underground station.


The designers have started a crowdfunding campaign in an attempt to raise £990,000 ($1.23 million). So far, they have raised £30,408 with 27 days left in the campaign.

Location is also important for the design team. They chose the location near the Brixton station as it is next to Jimmy C's Aladdin Sane mural, which has been a popular tourist spot ever since it was painted, and five streets away from Bowie's Stansfield Road birthplace. "In the morning, the rising sun will shine directly on the structure – welcome respite for all us commuters. By night, Brixton Academy/Electric/Windmill gig-goers will be welcomed by a dramatically-lit scene."

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