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Sotheby’s to Auction David Bowie’s Personal Art Collection

Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst and others!

BY Tooba Baig - August 3, 2016


David Bowie had a lifelong dedication to the arts and built a large collection of paintings and sculptures by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Auerbach, and Damien Hirst among many others.

David Bowie Gavin Evans © Gavin Evans
David Bowie, by Gavin Evans. Courtesy of Sotheby’s

From November 1st through November 10, 2016, Sotheby’s will stage “Bowie/Collector”, a three-part sale encompassing some 400 items from his personal collection, which encompasses pieces from a variety of periods and styles, such as Outsider Art, Surrealism, Contemporary African art and the Memphis group.

Frank Auerbach Head of Gerda Boehm, 1965 £300,000–500,000
Frank Auerbach, Head of Gerda Boehm, 1965. Photo by: Sotheby’s

Before the auction takes place in November, Sotheby’s will host previews of Bowie/Collector this summer in London from July 20 to August 9. Then, the art is taking a world tour of its own, stopping first in L.A., then New York, and finishing with an exhibit in Hong Kong.

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Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni Brionvega Radiophonograph, model no RR 126, 1965 £800–1,200
Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni, Brionvega Radiophonograph, model no RR 126, 1965. Photo by: Sotheby’s

Romuald Hazoumè Alexandra, 1995 £5,000–£7,000
Romuald Hazoumè, Alexandra, 1995. Photo by: Sotheby’s

Ettore Sottsass Casablanca sideboard, 1981 £4,000–6,000
Ettore Sottsass, Casablanca sideboard, 1981. Photo by: Sotheby’s

Peter Lanyon Witness, 1961 £250,000–350,000
Peter Lanyon, Witness, 1961. Photo by: Sotheby’s

Harold Gilman Interior (Mrs Mounter), 1917 £150,000–250,000
Harold Gilman, Interior (Mrs Mounter), 1917. Photo by: Sotheby’s

Source: vogue



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