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David Bowie mural in South London to be maintained

A mural of David Bowie, in South London, will be listed by the council to ensure it remains protected.

By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: March 25, 2016 4:05:24 pm
David Bowie A mural of David Bowie, in South London, will be listed by the council to ensure it remains protected. (Source: AP)

A mural of David Bowie, in South London, will be listed by the council to ensure it remains protected.

The mural, which has become a shrine for fans, is on the side of Morleys department store, just opposite the Tube station for Brixton, the south London area where Bowie was born in 1947, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Thousands of people visited the artwork, after the demise of the music legend on January 10 following a secret battle with cancer.

Lambeth Council has said its considering renaming the spot where the mural sits and suggestions for a permanent memorial, including a statue of the singer, are up for discussion.

“It is ultimately the family’s decision as to what may be appropriate. We must respect that and be patient. Lambeth residents have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection visibly demonstrated by floral tributes, messages and people visiting the Bowie mural to pay their respects to this unique ‘Brixton boy’.

“We are also in contact with the Bowie fan club and other Brixton organizations who want to honor the memory and legacy of this extraordinary artist. We will share any word we get from his family that will determine what we do next,” said Councillor Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth Council in a statement.

The mural was created by Australian artist Jimmy C in 2013 after researching Bowie’s life. The Hall of Fame inducted legend died from cancer at the age of 69, just two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar.

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