David Bowie’s private art collection will be put on display around the world before heading to auction at Sotheby’s in London in November. The “Bowie/Collector” three-part sale will feature impressive personal art collection—and exactly 200 pieces from it will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in a two day event this November.
Spanning a far-reaching range of artistic schools and mediums, the auction is a testament to the singer’s love of the modern and the bizarre. Included in the lots is a painting by Damien Hirst with a starting price of £250,000 (approximately $333,350), a piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat estimated to be worth close to $5 million, and a sculpture of a ball of string clamped between two brass plates by Marcel Duchamp. A 1970s sideboard by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and paintings by Johann Fischer, Paul Caufield, and Frank Auerbach will also be on sale.
A preview of “Bowie/Collector,” will tour from Los Angeles to New York and Hong Kong, before it finally hits the auction block in London on the 10th and 11th of November.