The Aladdin Sane lightning bolt will receive a permanent home not far from Bowie’s birth home in London.
A little over a year ago, the late, great, and incomparable David Bowie was honored with his very own constellation in the form of a lightning bolt — a nod to the famed artwork of his 1973 album, Aladdin Sane. Now, fans are hoping to raise enough money to install a memorial in the shape of that same iconic symbol in the music legend’s South London neighborhood of Brixton.
As The Vinyl Factory points out (via The Quietus), a crowdfunding page for the project was officially launched today. The site notes that the lightning bolt memorial will stand about 30 feet tall, directly opposite Brixton’s underground tube station and just five streets away from the Stansfield Road address where The Thin White Duke was born on January 8th, 1947.
That will be pretty spectacular when completed.
Fittingly, the blazing red and blue tribute will also be situated beside the renowned Aladdin Sane mural painted by Australian artist Jimmy C in 2013. That piece of artwork quickly became something of a local shrine following Bowie’s untimely death and may also one day be designated a permanent memorial.