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 of the sale 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.
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 Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong. Full details are listed below.
Highlights Preview World Tour:
LOS ANGELES | 20–21 September
2029 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067
10 AM – 5 PM
NEW YORK | 26–29 September
1334 York Avenue
New York 10021 US
10 AM – 5 PM
(NB: EXHIBITION WILL OPEN FROM 11.30 AM ON TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER)
HONG KONG | 12–15 October
5/F One Pacific Place
88 Queensway, Hong Kong
10 AM – 6 PM Wed-Fri
11 AM – 5 PM Sat
Bowie/Collector: 1–10 November, Sotheby’s New Bond Street, London
All Auctions will be ticketed. To register your interest please email Bowie@sothebys.com.
The catalogues will be available online from early October.
For more information, email Bowie@sothebys.com