Published Jul 14, 2016David Bowie was no stranger to producing creative masterpieces, but his own musical ingenuity didn't prevent him from appreciating others' artistic prowess. The late musician amassed an impressive private art collection — the contents of which will soon be made public.
Bowie's collection is set to go up for auction at Sotheby's in London this November, but first, the works will be displayed in London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong. Highlights from the collection will be shown in London from July 20 to August 9, in Los Angeles on September 21 and 22, in New York from September 26 to 29, and in Hong Kong from October 12 to 15, before a full pre-auction exhibition will be hosted back in London from November 1 to 11.
Amongst the extensive collection — including 267 paintings and more than 120 pieces of sculpture and furniture — are works by Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Auerbach, Henry Moore and Marcel Duchamp, as well as multiple pieces by Stanley Spencer and Patrick Caulfield.
The full lot is expected to gross more than £10 million, with Basquiat's "Air Power" alone expected to go for £2.5 to £3.5 million.
"David Bowie's collection offers a unique insight into the personal world of one of the 20th Century's greatest creative spirits," Sotheby's Europe chairman, Oliver Barker, said in a statement.
Proceeds from the art sales will go to Bowie's family, and you can see a preview of the collection in the trailer below.
In other Bowie-related auction news, a lock of the singer's hair recently sold for approximately $24,000 CAD.