The late David Bowie’s passion for modern and avant-garde art was always evident in the way he presented his music, from his captivating album covers to his visually-striking stage sets to his groundbreaking videos.
Not surprisingly, Bowie also was an avid collector of art, and now more than 400 works from his personal collection are set to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s London during a three-part sale scheduled for November 10-11.
The auction, titled Bowie/Collector, features pieces by such acclaimed artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst and Frank Auerbach. The eclectic collection includes examples of Surrealism, Contemporary African Art, Outsider Art, German Expressionist printmaking and more.
Prior to the auction, pieces from Bowie’s collection will be exhibited at Sotheby’s St. George Street location in London from July 20 to August 9, and then will be displayed in Los Angeles on September 20 and 21, in New York City from September 26 to September 29, and in Hong Kong from October 12 to October 15.
Leading up to the sale, the exhibition will go on display at Sotheby’s New Bond Street gallery in London from November 1 to the 10th. Part one of the auction will take place on the evening of November 10, with the other two parts of the sale scheduled for the following day.
You can check a video preview of the Bowie/Collector auction and a slideshow of some of the notable pieces going up for bid at Sothebys.com.