Fans raising funds for David Bowie statue
Fans of late rocker David Bowie have launched a crowd-sourcing campaign to fund a statue in his honour in Aylesbury, England. The music icon famously debuted his Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust songs while performing at the Friars Aylesbury venue back in September, 1971.
Now local devotees have joined forces to propose the idea of a bronze statue made in Bowie’s likeness to be erected in the Buckinghamshire town’s Market Square, the place he referenced in the opening line of his song “Five Years,” reported NME magazine. They have established a campaign on Kickstarter to raise the USD 124,000 needed to cover the costs of the tribute, which would be made by sculptor Andrew Sinclair.
Organisers, who reveal they have already won the local council’s approval for the project, are also seeking to have speakers installed at the site of the statue to play the singer’s hits at random at the start of every hour during the day.
Describing the sculpture’s design, campaign officials wrote: “The statue will have Bowie as Ziggy as the main figure, but behind that figure will be sculpted references to many of the other characters and looks that he created during his career.
“The statue will be in coloured bronze and a beautiful bound and boxed book will be published about the making of the statue.” They added, “We have a Bowie mask taken from his actual face.”