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Brixton may be getting giant lightning bolt statue for Bowie: pitch in for funding

Brixton may be getting giant lightning bolt statue for Bowie: pitch in for funding

It seems like Brixton could be set to pay tribute to one of its most eccentric, brilliant songs in a fitting way; a giant, incredible lightning bolt statue.

The statue, featuring the bolt made iconic when it featured on the cover of Aladdin Sane, would stand 9m (three-storey) high and be built from stainless steel.

Binki Taylor, chair of the Brixton Pound - a group behind the campaign - said: "We are delighted to have developed the plans in consultation with David Bowie’s team in London and New York. It’s a spectacular and very fitting tribute, in Brixton where the star was born."

Charlie Waterhouse, of This Ain't Rock'n'Roll, added: "It's a monument that’s at once baffling yet immediately familiar — a reminder that there's always another narrative. Startling, stupid and utterly joyous in equal measure this is a piece of public art that the whole community can be proud of.

"It's totally Brixton, utterly Bowie."

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