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Bowie Brixton Mural Protected
Christian Eede , March 22nd, 2016 14:16

Mural to star will be protected by local council

Lambeth Council has said that it will protect the David Bowie mural that became a shrine to the singer following his death in January.

“Local listing would protect the mural and the council is also considering renaming the area where the mural is in Tunstall Place,” said council leader Lib Peck in a statement given to Lambeth News. “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.

The mural was painted by aritst Jimmy C and became a gathering place for those wishing to lay flowers and pay tributes after Bowie’s death earlier this year. With the building listed, it will not be possible to demolish, extend or alter it without seeking permission from the local authorities.

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