David Bowie’s Modern Art collection goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s!

All of you modern art collectors with deep pockets and a keen eye for a bargain take note – a selection of the eclectic art collected by musician, actor and all-round icon David Bowie will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s on the 10-11th of November.

Peter Shire, ‘Big Sur’ Sofa, 1986. Estimate £4,000–6,000.

At the heart of the auction,

is Bowie’s collection of 20th-century British Art, which moves from Harold Gilman’s Interior (Mrs Mounter), painted during the First World War, to works by Damien Hirst from the 1990s by way of David Bomberg, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Patrick Caulfield, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Air Power, 1984. Estimate £2,500,000–3,500,000.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Air Power, 1984. Estimate £2,500,000–3,500,000.
Kenneth Armitage, Figure Lying on its Side (Version 3). Estimate £50,000–70,000.
Kenneth Armitage, Figure Lying on its Side (Version 3). Estimate £50,000–70,000.

The selection is also embellished by keys works by Marcel Duchamp, who Bowie cited as a major influence, and Francis Picabia as well as a 16th-century Venetian altarpiece by Tintoretto.

Frank Auerbach, Head of Gerda Boehm, 1965. Estimate £300,000–500,000.
Frank Auerbach, Head of Gerda Boehm, 1965. Estimate £300,000–500,000.
Ettore Sottsass, 'Casablanca' Sideboard, 1981. Estimate £3,000–5,000.
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Casablanca’ Sideboard, 1981. Estimate £3,000–5,000.
Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni, Brionvega Radiophonograph, model no. RR 126, 1965. Estimate £800–1,200
Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni, Brionvega Radiophonograph, model no. RR 126, 1965. Estimate £800–1,200
Damien Hirst with David Bowie, Beautiful, hallo, space-boy painting, 1995. Estimate £250,000–350,000
Damien Hirst with David Bowie, Beautiful, hallo, space-boy painting, 1995. Estimate £250,000–350,000
Henry Moore, Family Group. Estimate £250,000–350,000.
Henry Moore, Family Group. Estimate £250,000–350,000.
Marcel Duchamp, Nude descending a staircase. Estimate £50,000–70,000.
Marcel Duchamp, Nude descending a staircase. Estimate £50,000–70,000.
Jacopo Tintoretto, THE ANGEL FORETELLING SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA OF HER MARTYRDOM. Estimate £100,000–150,000.
Jacopo Tintoretto, The Angel foretelling Saint Catherine of Alexandria of her Martydom. Estimate £100,000–150,000.

Some of it’s a bit out there and may not be to everyone’s tastes but hey, it’s also a piece of Bowie so that alone would mean a lot to many people I think, especially now that this great man has gone from our lives!

Source and more info: Sotheby’s

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