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1/8 — Jean-Michel Basquiat, Air Power, 1984.



You Can Now Own David Bowie's Personal Art Collection

Now for the first time, fans and art collectors alike will be able to appreciate David Bowie’s own, personal taste as his art collection is set for auction. It’s just like taking a peek into his beautiful mind.

400 works from Bowie’s private collection will be auctioned off in mid-November at Sotheby’s. Pieces included a variety of works, ranging from renowned artists to outsider art, surrealism and contemporary African art; all expected to sell for over $13 million!

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People do say celebrities tend to make more when they’re dead than alive…

The “Bowie/Collector” sale will be done in three parts: Modern & Contemporary for two days, and Post-Modernist Design: Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group.

The auction includes pieces from Jean-Michel Basquiat (Air Power #8 is expected to sell for over $4 million), Damien Hirst, and even the legendary Marcel Duchamp, one of the world’s very first conceptual artists. As one of the greatest artists of all time, in any medium, Bowie clearly had good taste. It’s quite a collection.

In an interview with the New York Times in 1988, the Starman said, “art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment.” Now, we all have a chance to see the beauty he took in every day. We’re still not quite over Bowie’s death, but at least there’s one more small way for fans to feel closer to him.

Luckily for people who can’t see the items auctioned off at Sotheby’s London, there will be a Highlight Preview World Tour going around the world before. It’s hitting:

London: July 20- August 9

Los Angeles: September 20-21

New York: September 26-29

Hong Kong: October 12-15

Stay tuned to Milk for more Bowie, as per usual.

Images via Sotheby’s.

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