From the NME.
A nine-metre mural of George Michael is set to be unveiled in the London borough of Brent next month, in the neighbourhood where the late singer grew up.
British artist Dawn Mellor has been commissioned to create a permanent painting of the singer in Kingsbury, which is set to celebrate his iconic life and career.
It will be unveiled during Brent Borough of Culture 2020, accompanied by a programme of activities and learning programmes taking place at the local schools Michael attended.
The painting will form part of Studio Voltaire elsewhere, a series of ambitious artworks set to be unveiled throughout London, as The Guardian reports.
Mellor has previously painted portraits of The Queen and Karl Lagerfeld, but the new commission marks the Manchester artist’s first permanent public piece.
In January, Michael was among the new additions to The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, a book that compiles the life stories of the most influential people in British history.
New entries are only allowed to be added following their death, with all of 2020’s additions having died in 2016. Michael joined the likes of Sir George Martin and David Bowie in bringing the total number of articles in the dictionary to 61,411, which covers the lives of 63,693 people.
Michael is recognised for his “phenomenally successful pop group Wham!,” and for “a solo career which saw him top the UK singles and album charts seven times each and sell more than 80 million records worldwide
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- Wham - Last Christmas - Gatefold Sleeve - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 12-Jan-2021 07:27)on January 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm
WHAM Last Christmas (1984 UK limited edition AA-side 7" vinyl single, also including Everything She Wants, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside. The sleeve does have some spine scuffing/paper loss and light edgewear, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition GA4949)
- Wham - Young Guns - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 19-Dec-2020 08:17)on January 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm
WHAM Young Guns (1982 UK 12" single from the breezy pop duo, also including Going For It, flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light ringwear and the odd scuff, the vinyl looks barely played IVLA132766)
- George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £21.99, $27.49, €24.63 (New Item) (arrived 09-Dec-2020 14:34)on January 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm
GEORGE MICHAEL Listen Without Prejudice (2017 UK/EU 10-track LP pressed on 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. The long-awaited reissue of George's 1990 second solo album featuring the singles Praying For Time, Freedom 90, Waiting For That Day andCowboys And Angels. Picture sleeve factory sealed from new with hype sticker attached and Download Code included. Essential)
- George Michael - Waiting For That Day - Picture - UK - CD single - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 16-Dec-2020 13:19)on January 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm
GEORGE MICHAEL Waiting For That Day (1990 UK limited edition 4-track picture CD single taken from the 'Listen Without Prejudice' album also includes Fantasy, Father Figure & Kissing A Fool, title back insert, all in great condition, near mintcopy of this scarce edition GEOC2)
- George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 16-Dec-2020 15:14)on January 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm
GEORGE MICHAEL Listen Without Prejudice (1990 UK 10-track vinyl LP, including Praying For Time and Freedom 90, complete with illustrated lyric inner & glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light storage wear and the vinyl has a few miinor surface scuffs - an excellent copy)