Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bowie's Star Man No More

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bowie's Star Man No More

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THE Northern Quarter's beloved image of David Bowie has been replaced... with a portrait of Sloth from cult film The Goonies.

The picture of Bowie has adorned The Outhouse, in Stephenson Square, since last April. The tribute to the Thin White Duke, by French street artist Akse, attracted hundreds of tourists and locals who visited the area to take a picture of the iconic work.

But another graffiti artist stepped up to paint over the portrait after Outhouse bosses decided it was time for a change.

Artist Qubek created a huge image of the character Sloth, from the popular 1980s children's movie The Goonies.

He said: "The Outhouse paintings are usually painted over in three months, but everyone loved the Bowie piece so it's been there for 14 months. The guys from the Outhouse said it needs to go because the project is for artists to get some exposure. …

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