Plans to create an enormous lightning bolt memorial to David Bowie in south London have been scrapped after a crowdfunding marketing campaign fell wanting its goal.
The 9m (30ft) tall purple and blue statue, dubbed the ZiggyZag, was proposed for center of Brixton, Bowie’s birthplace.
The marketing campaign wanted to boost £900,000 however had gathered £50,000 in pledges by its four-week deadline, so no funds will probably be taken from folks.
Organisers say they nonetheless hope create an “acceptable piece of public artwork”.
The proposed website would have been 5 streets from Bowie’s Stansfield Street birthplace and subsequent to Jimmy C’s internationally well-known Aladdin Sane mural, which has change into a focus for tributes because the artist’s demise.
The design group behind the challenge, This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll, stated hundreds of kilos was pledged inside hours of the launch of the marketing campaign in February.
“If somebody had instructed us a yr in the past that we might elevate £50,000 from almost 700 fantastic folks in simply three weeks we would not have believed it doable,” an announcement from the group stated.
“Thanks from the underside of our Bowie-obsessed hearts for supporting us.”
“After all, £50,000 would not go anyplace close to realising the ambitions of the ZiggyZag,” they added.
“It is going to be no shock to anybody that this crowdfund is not going to hit its goal.”
However the assertion added: “We’re nonetheless decided to have fun David Bowie, in Brixton, with a difficult and acceptable piece of public artwork.
“We’re simply going to must method the fundraising differently.”
The proposed memorial took its inspiration from the quilt artwork on Bowie’s sixth album, Aladdin Sane, which was launched in 1973.
It had the help of Lambeth Council, which started discussing the opportunity of a everlasting memorial with Bowie’s household in 2016.