David Bowie was not just a collector of art, but an informed authority on the subject. This was most clearly demonstrated in his role as an active member on the Editorial Board of Modern Painters magazine, and the founding of his arts publishing house, 21. He contributed regular in-depth interviews with artists such as Tracey Emin, Balthus and Damien Hirst. Click ahead to read Bowie's observations on the art and artists that surrounded and fascinated him. 

LAUNCH SLIDESHOW

Bowie/Collector – Part I: Modern and Contemporary Art, Evening Auction

10 November 2016 | London

Bowie/Collector – Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction

11 November 2016 | London

Bowie/Collector – Part III: Design: Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group

11 November 2016 | London