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Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)
Earthly Messenger (David Bowie, 1947–2016)

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A life-sized portrait statue depicting Bowie in two poses; as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 and later from around 2002 in his Heathen period. The statue is set on a background containing several low relief portraits of the musician throughout his life. To his left is a relief of album covers and records. He stands on a half-circle base etched with zodiac symbols and the title of the work. The sculpture has a webcam and audio element. The statue commemorates Bowie's strong links with the Aylesbury Friars Music Club. The sculpture is flanked by information plaques; one lists all the project donors and the other provides a comprehensive outline of the project. There is also a photo plaque of the Friars Club, now demolished.

Date

2016–2018

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 212 x W 140 x D 80 cm (E)

Accession number

HP20_SB_S002

Acquisition method

commissioned by Friars Aylesbury Community Projects; crowd-funded by public donations

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

25th March 2018

Access

at all times


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Located at

Market Square, Aylesbury

HP20 1TW

Set underneath the arches at the south-east corner of Market Square by the Corn Exchange.