180-foot David Bowie mural unveiled on Jersey City apartment building: see photos

david-bowie-mural-jersey-cityReena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

Internationally famous singer David Bowie passed away in January, leaving millions mourning, but his image lives on in a big way in Jersey City, where Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra spent two weeks creating a 180-foot brightly colored mural along the side of the Cast Iron Lofts luxury apartment building. The eye catching creation showcasing the “Space Oddity” singer in a larger than life tribute is part of the Jersey City Mural Program and was unveiled on Friday.

david-bowie-mural-closeup-jersey-city-eduardo-kobraReena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

As NJ.com reported, Kobra said, “It’s great to see that Jersey City has embraced street art through its mural program and I’m very happy to be a part of it.” Kobra has won acclaim for his incredible creations, able to claim being part of the “largest spray paint mural by a team” by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The building posted a few images of the mural as it was being created.

As you can see from these Instagram images, the mural looks incredible from any distance, and is sure to bring a smile to Bowie fans who live in or pass through Jersey City.

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Now that's a mural! Yesterday, Mayor @stevenfulopjc and the city of #JerseyCity unveiled the newest mural that is part of the JC public arts program. The program showcases art around the city that is created by local and internationally known artists. This David Bowie mural by internationally known artist @kobrastreetart will definitely stop you in your tracks. I was at the @midnightmarketjc last night and had to miss the unveiling, but biked my way over there today to see this pop of color on this gorgeous fall day. #EduardoKobra has created fantastic murals around the world, but locally you might recognize this style from his work in Chelsea. He had painted a mural of the iconic photo of the sailor kissing the nurse in @timessquarenyc that could be seen from the @highlinenyc. This mural is definitely worth checking out for yourself and can be see at @castironlofts since they were the large canvas for the project. #dontsithome

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The Bowie mural joins Kobra’s similarly stunning international body of work, including a mural of Albert Einstein in São Paulo in Brazil and one of Abraham Lincoln in Lexington, Kentucky.

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