At first i thought it was a joke when i heard that the Iconic portrait of David Bowie by Akse P19 in Manchester had been covered by a new artwork.
I’m well aware that street art is by nature temporary. It’s the spirit and soul of Urban Art and I’m not judging this new piece of artwork . This is not the subject!
But this portrait of David Bowie was one of the most important tributes to the legendary English pop artist alongside artists JimmyC, Otto Schade …
Seen here in my David Bowie Street Art Tribute
In replacement of Bowie, artist Qubek created a huge image of Sloth, from the popular 80’s children’s movie The Goonies. He was the only artist who accepted to cover Bowie’s portrait. Was this the right decision?
This Bowie portrait had attracted thousands of tourists and locals who had visited the area especially to snap a picture of the iconic masterpiece. What a loss i feel this is to the city of Manchester.
I’ll let you make your own decision and feel free to comment.
photo credit: Manchester EveningNews