David Bowie's Personal Art Collection Is Heading To Auction In November
Surprising absolutely no one, David Bowie had impeccable taste in art. It seems only right after all, as Bowie was longtime friend to famous painters and curators alike. Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat immediately come to mind, the former being a great source of inspiration for Bowie in his earliest New York moments. Such a profound source that Bowie wrote an ode of sorts to Warhol on his 1971 album Hunky Dory.
It should also come as understanding that with so many years put into NYC's underground (and overground) circles, that Bowie amassed quite the collection. According to Sotheby's, that collection, standing at a mountain-high $13.2 million in value for over 260 pieces of art and furniture by the likes of Basquait, Auerbach, Hirst and more, will soon head to auction on November 10th and 11th. But before it gets there, Sotheby's will install the collection at the New Bond Street galleries in London from November 1st through the 10th.
If you happened to miss out on procuring a lock of David Bowie's hair (and happen to have a few million to spare,) here's your shot to own a piece of the late icon's collection without being terribly creepy about it.