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.
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.
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.
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