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 - Make It Big - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $13.56, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2022 11:01)on October 6, 2022 at 10:34 pm
WHAM Make It Big (1984 UK 8-track LP, their second album including Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Freedom & Careless Whisper, picture sleeve with portraits inner and lyric insert. The sleeve shows some minor edgewear and the inner has some lightcreasing, whilst the appears barely played EPC86311)
- Wham - Bad Boys - shrink - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £35.00, $39.55, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2022 11:03)on October 6, 2022 at 10:34 pm
WHAM Bad Boys (1984 Japanese 2-track 12" vinyl single featuring Extended Club Mixes of Bad Boys & Club Tropicana, issued in a different picture sleeve to the UK issue, complete with obi-strip and still in the original open shrink. Near Mint 12.3P-512)
- Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $11.30, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-Apr-2022 08:49)on October 6, 2022 at 10:34 pm
WHAM Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Classic 1984 UK 3-track 12" single, also featuring the Instrumental version & a performance of A Ray Of Sunshine specially recorded for the Channel 4 TV programme 'The Tube', picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light wear and the vinyl looks barely played TA4440)
- George Michael - Praying For Time - UK - 7" vinyl - £7.00, $7.91, €7.98 (New Item) (arrived 07-Apr-2022 07:51)on October 6, 2022 at 10:34 pm
GEORGE MICHAEL Praying For Time (1990 UK 7" vinyl single, also including If You Were My Woman, black glossy card picture sleeve with lyrics on the reverse. The sleeve displays some light general wear whilst the vinyl shows light signs of playGEO1)
- Wham - Make It Big + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $73.45, €74.10 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2022 11:51)on October 6, 2022 at 10:34 pm
WHAM Make It Big (1984 Japanese Master Sound digitally mastered 8-track audiophile vinyl LP, the second studio album from George & Andrew, including the singles Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Careless Whisper, Freedom and Everything She Wants. Complete with the die-cut series inner and an eight-page illustrated Japanese / lyric insert, the vinyl looks barely played issued in the deluxe picture sleeve which has a little shelfwear but also comes with its wide obi-strip 32.3P-593)