David Bowie’s Personal Art Collection to Feature in Three Sales at Sotherby’s
David Bowie’s private art collection will be put on display around the world before heading to auction at Sotheby’s in London in November. The “Bowie/Collector” three-part sale will feature impressive personal art collection—and exactly 200 pieces from it will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in a two day event this November.
Spanning a far-reaching range of artistic schools and mediums, the auction is a testament to the singer’s love of the modern and the bizarre. Included in the lots is a painting by Damien Hirst with a starting price of £250,000 (approximately $333,350), a piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat estimated to be worth close to $5 million, and a sculpture of a ball of string clamped between two brass plates by Marcel Duchamp. A 1970s sideboard by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and paintings by Johann Fischer, Paul Caufield, and Frank Auerbach will also be on sale.
A preview of “Bowie/Collector,” will tour from Los Angeles to New York and Hong Kong, before it finally hits the auction block in London on the 10th and 11th of November.D