We’re well chuffed to see a mural of one of Brixton’s most famous sons, David Bowie, appearing on the side of the Morley’s department store in central Brixton.
The artwork is based on the iconic cover for Bowie’s 1973 album, Aladdin Sane, which was one of six Bowie entries in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (at #277).
Bowie is a true born Brixtonite, being born to Margaret Mary Peggy Jones (an usherette at the local cinema) in the family home at number 40 Stansfield Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9RZ, on 8th January 1947.
He celebrated his 66th birthday in January this year, surprising everyone with the unexpected release of a fine single, ‘Where Are We Now’ (see video below), swiftly followed by a rather splendid album.
Advertising for the album has been spotted all around Brixton, including outside the Barrier Block on Coldharbour Lane.
The mural is on the wall partly obscured the pedestrian crossing light in this Street View image, and is directly opposite the tube station.
We now know the mural is by Australian street artist James Cochran (aka Jimmy. C). Check out his other fantastic work on his official website, follow him on Twitter @akajimmyc and watch an interview about London Street Art with Jimmy below…
*Thanks to Badgers for the photos above, here are a few more taken this evening…