If you ask us, there’s nothing more Brummie than the three B’s: bulls, the Balti Triangle and Black Sabbath. The heavy metal pioneers made their name in the city. And Ozzy Osbourne has one of the most recognizable voices and faces in rock ‘n’ roll.
The Prince of Darkness has finally been commemorated on Birmingham’s streets. Local graffiti artist, Robbie Jeffcott, has paid tribute to the famous Brummie Ozzy Osbourne with a mural located in the Custard Factory’s Gibb Square on the Digbeth Estate. Tucked away next to the UK’s first self-service bar Auto Brew.
Robbie is a former contestant on Sky Arts’ Artist Of The Year. The mural of Ozzy Osbourne took him 15 hours to complete. It sits opposite another of his tributes, another Birmingham music icon, The Streets’ Mike Skinner. Robbie has previously said he “only paints people he admires”.
“We are delighted that Robbie Jeffcott has chosen The Custard Factory as the location for his latest piece featuring Ozzy Osbourne,” said Clive Watson, Head of ESG & Experience at Oval Real Estate Limited. “The Digbeth Estate is a thriving area for creatives and the walls of our buildings reflect the vibrancy of this community. It’s great to see local artists paying homage to local legends in the city. We can’t wait to see what Robbie does next.”
The Custard Factory, located in the heart of the Digbeth Estate, has long been a creative hub for the city for many years. Not only does it attract Birmingham’s best graffiti artists, but is home to some of the city’s most exciting independent businesses, such as NQ64 and Passing Fancies. A perfect new home for Aston-born Ozzy.
To see more of Robbie Jeffcott’s work head here.