ART: Bowie/Collector – David Bowie’s Private Art Collection Goes For Auction

Sotheby’s is set to host a preview and auction for David Bowie’s private art collection in a number of locations over the coming months.

David Bowie/Collector Art Auction Sotheby's London Jean Michel Basquiat Damien Hirst

Renowned and global auctioneer art powerhouse, Sotheby’s, will be hosting auction to some of Bowie’s most intimate items from the art world he so very much loved and collected from. Known under many titles – pop icon, artist, actor and magazine editor (the list can go on), our beloved Bowie sadly passed away earlier this year… His artistry reigns on through his own personal works and music and no-one is letting us forget that just yet, as his own personal eclectic art collection is now being opened to the public eye for viewing and it’s collective auction rate is said to be worth millions.

You can take a sneak preview of some of the collection here – It all looks incredibly exciting! It shows us just how deep in to creativity he really was, how willing he was to be fully involved regardless of art medium, regardless of the price, it proves it was what he lived for. Mediums in design range from product and furniture design like sofa’s, to print based works, sculptures and items from world famous artists such as Damien Hirst and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Peter Shire "Big Sur" Sofa 1986 - Memphis Group Los Angeles David Bowie
Peter Shire “Big Sur” Sofa 1986 – Memphis Group

Ahead of the anticipated London auction event this November 2016, there will be a few selected dates over the next few months where the public can gain access to viewing. Entitled the Highlights Preview Tour it will be hosted in a few locations as follows;

London– July 20th-Aug 9th

Los Angeles– September 20th-21st

New York– September 26th-29th

Hong Kong– October 12th-15th

Three auctions will then run for three consecutive nights working around different mediums and genres of art and event times.

Stay tuned for updates.


Bowie/Collector Part I: Modern and Contemporary Art, Evening Auction 10 NOVEMBER 2016 | 7:00 PM GMT | LONDON

Bowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction 11 NOVEMBER 2016 | 11:00 AM GMT | LONDON

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