The affection that the fans are demonstrating for David Bowie is so overwhelming.
Back in 2011 the artist was chosen, along with three other famous Brixton residents, to appear on the Brixton pound’s 10£ note to celebrate the second anniversary of the local currency; last year, following the death of the music legend, over 30,000 people signed a petition asking for Bowie’s face to be featured on the reverse of the new £20 note, in place of Adam Smith.
And now, Bowie’s fans are raising money for a stunning memorial statue (The ZiggyZag) in the shape of the Aladdin Sane’s lightning bolt. The 9-meters-tall monument designed by artists at This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll would be positioned near Stansfield Road, Brixton, Bowie’s birthplace, and it would cost £990.000.
Almost £30,000 have been raised in 24 hours!
Feeling generous? http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bowie
FYI: an A3 print featuring the iconic Bowie B£10 note is now available for sale at http://brixtonpound.bigcartel.com/product/brixton-pound-b10-david-bowie-print and at the B£ Cafe, 77 Atlantic Road, at the price of £600 to raise money for the Brixton Fund.