David Bowie Fans Crowdfund For Tribute Sculpture In London

A campaign to crowdfund a tribute lightning bolt memorial in London to the late David Bowie has been launched. Proposed to stand near the singer’s birthplace in Brixton, it will be three stories tall and made of stainless steel.

Designed by artists at This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll, it takes inspiration from photographer Brian Duffy’s iconic cover of Bowie’s album Aladdin Sane. The campaign is hoping to fund £990,000 (CAD $1,625,112) in 28 days.

The creators have described their project and its meaning on the crowdfunding site, writing: “Just as an otherworldly David Bowie landed in our lives, the memorial (is it too soon to call it the ZiggyZag?) stands embedded in the Brixton pavement – a three storey tall bolt from above. A nine metre missive from another dimension, hurled from afar.

Unexplained, yet utterly familiar; a poignant reminder that life does exist beyond the everyday. That music and art and curiosity are vital, positive contributors to our collective existence.”

The sculpture is being planned in consultation with Bowie’s teams in both New York and London. Fans can donate to the cause here.