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David Bowie mural unveiled in Brixton

Posted at 5:00 pm, June 19, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music & Nightlife
David Bowie mural

If you’ve had enough of David Bowie this year, look away now. Everyone else, what’s wrong with those guys, huh? As if we could get enough of the king of British rock, The Thin White Duke, the king of the goblins, the… okay, we’ve made our point. It’s fair to say that David Bowie has had a great year (with a new album after a seven year hiatus, a sold out exhibition at the V&A and more documentaries than a Panda reserve) but seeing as he’s influenced the world of music, fashion and art for four decades, it’s not surprising that there is another exhibition dedicated to the ever-evolving glam rocker.

Today, to celebrate Opera Gallery London’s Many Faces of Bowie exhibition, street artist Jimmy C unveiled a large-scale portrait depicting the iconic Aladdin Sane image in Brixton – Bowie’s home turf. The exhibition that opens at the New Bond Street gallery on Friday (June 21) will consist of contemporary visions of ‘Bowie Mania’ with one-off masterpieces and tributes with street artists including Mr Brainwash, Joe Black and The London Police. So if you want to see the ch-ch-ch-changing physical and perceived image of the not-so-aging rock star, plan a trip now. Carly-Ann Clements

For more info, see operagallery.com.

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