Nine months on from David Bowie’s untimely death, people are coming to the singer’s shrine in Brixton, with fans leaving personal messages, flowers and items in tribute to the legendary artist.
Created by Australian street artist James Cochran in 2013, the Bowie mural opposite Brixton tube station continues to provide a focus for fans looking to leave tributes to the Brixton-born musician and superstar.
At Brixton Buzz we’ve recorded the changing messages, artwork and flowers since the shrine was created and we hope to continue to post up monthly updates.
Here’s what we saw over September 2016:
Parts of the mural were repainted by the artist in July 2016, with a request that people refrain from drawing over the ‘spheres.’ This message has been ignored by some fans.
“Never knew I’d need so many people” – a line from Bowie’s Five Years, which was recorded on 15 November 1971, and released as the opening track on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972.
The passion Bowie put into this song can be heard in the isolated vocal only-mix:
Opening not far from the shrine was David Bowie Remembered, a photography exhibition in Brixton’s Photofusion Gallery.
The Bowie mural can be found directly opposite Brixton tube station, just off the main road.