Culture – Short and Sweet: David Bowie’s Personal Art Collection

Bowie is obviously known for many things, but one thing most don’t know know about him was his art collection which was kept almost entirely hidden from public view. 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.

 From 1–10 November, the collection (which is expected to sell for over $13 million USD) 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 can be found at Sotheby’s

 For now, check out the video below featuring the artworks from renowned artists such as Henry Moore, Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, Marcel Duchamp and Jean-Michel Basquiat.