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Brixton’s David Bowie memorial fails to reach crowdfunding target

By | Published on Thursday 23 March 2017

Brixton Bowie Memorial

In a result I’m sure none of us could have predicted, a crowdfunding campaign to build a David Bowie memorial in Brixton has failed to raise £990,000. In fact, it only managed to pull in £50,000 – half that managed by a similar campaign for a Bowie statue in Aylesbury.

As previously reported, the plan was to erect a three storey 3D rendering of the lightning bolt from Bowie’s ‘Aladdin Sane’ album next to artist Jimmy C’s ‘Aladdin Sane’ mural, to which many fans flocked immediately after the musician’s death last year.

A total of 689 people put in money for the project, though several paid the £1 minimum just to be able to leave a comment on the crowdfunding page saying what a terrible idea they thought it was. Many of those in favour of the project still questioned the massive cost.

The organisers of the campaign have not commented on what plans they have, if any, for the project now that it has failed to secure funding.