Although local hero David Bowie’s shock death happened as far back as January this year, fans are still coming to pay tribute at the singer’s shrine in Brixton, with new personal messages, flowers and items being left daily.
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’re enormous Bowie fans and have been methodically recording the changing messages, artwork and flowers since the shrine was created in January 2016, and we hope to continue to post up monthly updates.
Here’s what we saw over the month of October 2016:
Legendary musician Eddy Grant poses by the mural before turning on a new sign in nearby Electric Avenue.
This is a wonderfully subtle tribute. ‘Cracked Actor,’ a documentary of the 1974 Diamond Dogs tour revealed an emaciated Bowie who was reportedly living off a diet of just cocaine, milk and red peppers.
Interestingly enough, Will Brooker, a professor at Kingston University in London, has announced his intention to live as David Bowie for a year. This will involve dressing up as Bowie and also employing the same diet (presumably without the cocaine).
Halloween by the mural.
The Bowie mural can be found directly opposite Brixton tube station, just off the main road.