Since its unveiling it seems not everyone is happy with the David Bowie statue, as it was vandalised not long after the unveiling on the 25 March. Someone had sprayed graffiti on it stating, “feed the homeless first, RIP DB”.
Sinclair noted to the NME about the vandalism. “I was pretty upset. I just hate wanton destruction. This whole project was put together by the fans and for the fans – and for Bowie’s family and memory. There’s a lot of love and a lot of intent, and a huge amount of hard work.”
In other Bowie news, a film version of David Bowie’s musical Lazarus (which he wrote with Enda Walsh in the months prior to his death) will be getting a special premiere on 2 May at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The film premiere will be accompanied by a live band playing Bowie’s music which features in the work, and hopefully it will preclude a worldwide theatrical release of the film.
See below for a video about the bronze Bowie statue.