david bowie’s personal art collection to be exhibited before being sold at auction

The collection includes around 400 works from artists including as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marcel Duchamp, and Damien Hirst.

by Lula Ososki
14 July 2016, 1:35pm

David Bowie's private art collection is going to be revealed to the world for the first time before going on auction. Consisting of around 400 works, the collection includes modern and contemporary pieces by renowned artists such as Henry Moore, Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, Marcel Duchamp, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as outsider art, surrealism, and contemporary African art.

The extensive collection will be traveling to London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong from next week, giving fans a chance to see some of the works that inspired Bowie. The legendary artist and musician who sadly passed away in January was an avid art collector, telling the NYT in 1998, "Art was, seriously, the only thing I'd ever wanted to own, it has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings."

Bowie/Collector will be on show at Sotheby's in London from November 1-10, before traveling to Los Angeles, New York, and Hong Kong ahead of the auctions on November 10 and 11. 


Text Lula Ososki
Image via Sothebys.com

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