David Bowie Fans Working to Crowd-Fund a UK Statue

David Bowie fans are trying to raise money to build a memorial statue in his hometown of Brixton.

The proposed statue will sit near the Brixton subway stop on Electric Avenue, opposite the Aladdin Sane mural in the same area. The project has so far been nine months in the making, but those behind it now say that they need the financial backing to push further with the idea.

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The 9m (three-storey) tall stainless steel lightning bolt references Brixton-born Bowie's iconic zigzag facepaint, as worn on the cover of Aladdin Sane.

Organizers say they are in contact with Bowie's teams in NY and London about the statue, which would be located in Brixton, south London, where he was born.

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"When David Bowie died, the world lost an irreplaceable talent". Brixton, a district in London, is where the artist was born and lived until the age of 6, when his family headed to the suburbs. "That music and art and curiosity are vital, positive contributors to our collective existence".

Mr Waterhouse said: "It's a monument that's at once baffling yet immediately familiar - a reminder that there's always another narrative".

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This Ain't Rock'n'Roll's Charlie Waterhouse says "This is a wonderful opportunity for the global David Bowie community to come together to deliver a heartfelt thank you".

The project is crowdfunding for £1 million, and you can donate to the David Bowie memorial here.

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"It's totally Brixton, utterly Bowie". It had raised close to £30,000 in its first 24 hours.


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