Lambeth Council To Protect David Bowie Mural In Brixton
This is dope: Lambeth council has decided to protect the David Bowie mural in Brixton following the legend’s untimely passing in January. This means that the building that holds it (Morleys department store, right across the road from Brixton station) can’t be demolished or altered without special approval from Lambeth’s planning authority.
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 organisations who want to honour 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.
Adelaide street artist Jimmy C painted the now-iconic mural back in 2013.