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JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT AIR POWER 1984 Estimation : £2,500,000–3,500,000

JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT AIR POWER 1984 Estimation : £2,500,000–3,500,000

Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni, Brionvega Radiophonograph, model no. RR 126, 1965 Estimation : £800–1,200

Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni, Brionvega Radiophonograph, model no. RR 126, 1965 Estimation : £800–1,200

LA COLLECTION D'OEUVRES D'ART DE BOWIE DISPERSEE AUX ENCHERES EN NOVEMBRE
DAMIEN HIRST Beautiful, shattering, slashing, violent, pinky, hacking, sphincter painting, 1995 Estimation : £250,000–350,000

DAMIEN HIRST Beautiful, shattering, slashing, violent, pinky, hacking, sphincter painting, 1995 Estimation : £250,000–350,000

Frank Auerbach tête de  Gerda Boehm 1965

Frank Auerbach tête de Gerda Boehm 1965

ETTORE SOTTSASS Casablanca Sideboard 1981  Estimation : £4,000–6,000

ETTORE SOTTSASS Casablanca Sideboard 1981 Estimation : £4,000–6,000

Harold Gilman, Interior (Mrs Mounter), 1917. Estimation : £150,000–250,000.

Harold Gilman, Interior (Mrs Mounter), 1917. Estimation : £150,000–250,000.

ROMUALD HAZOUME alexandra 1995 Estimation : Estimate £5,000–7,000

ROMUALD HAZOUME alexandra 1995 Estimation : Estimate £5,000–7,000

PETER LANYON witness 1961 Estimation : £250,000–350,000.

PETER LANYON witness 1961 Estimation : £250,000–350,000.

LONDON – This November, Sotheby’s will stage Bowie/Collector, a three-part sale encompassing some 400 items from the private collection of legendary musician David Bowie. At the heart of which is a remarkable group of more than 200 works by many of the most important British artists of the 20th Century, including Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.

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Bowie’s famously inquisitive mind also led him to collect Outsider Art, Surrealism and Contemporary African art, as well as pieces by eccentric Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis group. Bowie's diverse tastes nurtured his extensive archive of important works from celebrated, and less widely-known, artists in a collection of uparalleled eclecticism.

From 1–10 November, the collection will be exhibited at Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries in London, giving fans, collectors, art lovers and experts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in the extraordinary range of objects that informed Bowie’s private world. Ahead of the landmark ten-day event in London, preview exhibitions will be held in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Full details are listed below.

London Highlights Preview Exhibition

20 July–9 August
Exhibition times: 09:00–16:30 (weekdays only)
Sotheby’s 1-2 St George Street, London, W1S 2FE
Open to the public and free of charge

Highlights Preview World Tour:

LOS ANGELES
20–21 September

NEW YORK
26–29 September

HONG KONG
12–15 October

Times of the World tour exhibitions to be announced shortly.

The Exhibition:

Bowie/Collector: 1–10 November, Sotheby’s New Bond Street, London

The Auctions:

Part I: Modern & Contemporary Art, Evening Auction, 10 November
Part II: Modern & Contemporary Art, Day Auction, 11 November
Part III: Post-Modernist Design: Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group, 11 November

Auction and ticketing details will be released in the Autumn.
Keep checking this page for further updates about the sale.
For more information, email Bowie@sothebys.com

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