The world’s first David Bowie statue has been unveiled in Aylesbury, the town in England where Ziggy Stardust debuted. Bowie first performed as Ziggy Stardust at a venue called the Friars in the early ’70s.
The bronze sculpture, designed by Andrew Sinclair, was erected yesterday, and it shows Bowie alongside his various alter egos. A speaker system mounted above the work will play a Bowie song every hour. According to the BBC, the sculpture was paid for by grants and a £100,000 crowdfunding appeal. Earlier in March, a petition launched to change the name of the town of Aylesbury to “Aylesbowie.”
Watch the unveiling video and check out images of the statue below.
— Andy Holmes (@AndyHolmesMedia) March 25, 2018