Hundreds of artworks from the personal collection of #davidbowie revealed as “Bowie/Collector” catalogue is published today
Exhibition open 1–10 November 2016
Auctions 10 & 11 November 2016
Sotheby’s London, 34–35 New Bond Street W1S 2FE
FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER
While a small selection of highlights from David Bowie’s personal art collection was unveiled this summer, now for the first time, the full scope of “Bowie/Collector” is revealed. With the release of the online catalogue today, hundreds more works can now be discovered, including a ‘spin’ painting that Bowie created in collaboration with Damien Hirst, an altarpiece by Renaissance master Tintoretto, as well as works by 20th Century British Masters such as David Bomberg, Stanley Spencer, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff.
Although Bowie always loaned generously to museum exhibitions, the catalogue for “Bowie/Collector” reveals his avid passion for collecting and his deep intellectual engagement with the works in his collection. Ranging from post-war British avant-garde painting centred at St Ives, to German Expressionism and works created in the aftermath of the first democratic elections in South Africa, Bowie’s art collection is as eclectic and hought-provoking as his music.
The full exhibition of over 350 works will be open to the public in London 1–10 November. This will include three days of talks and events (4–6 November) with speakers exploring Bowie’s passion for collecting and his influence on fashion, art and design.
On Friday 4 November, Sotheby’s galleries will be open to the public all night long, with talks, guided tours, and a midnight film screening, giving unprecedented access to the collection. More information will be available at sothebys.com/bowiecollector in due course.
Prior to this, the final touring exhibition of selected highlights will be held in Hong Kong 12–15 October (10am–6pm Wednesday–Friday; 11am–5pm Saturday).
More information on the press release
David Bowie by Gavin Evans (copyright Gavin Evans) (1)
David Bowie by Gavin Evans (copyright Gavin Evans) (2)
David Bowie by Gavin Evans (copyright Gavin Evans) (3)
Day Sale, Lot 167, Heckel, Männerbildnis
Day Sale, Lot 168, Fischer, Dervater Meines Vorgangers 1985
Day Sale, Lot 168, Fischer, Meine Richtige Mutter in Jungen Jahren (1985)
Day Sale, Lot 169, Fischer, Österreichs Nationalfeiertag
Day Sale, Lot 176, Lesage, Untitled
Day Sale, Lot 203, Bellany, Fishermen in the Snow
Day Sale, Lot 268, Bester, What Happened in the Western Cape
Day Sale, Lot 279, Catherine, Fanagalo Store
Design Sale, Lot 422, Sottsass, ‘Ashoka’ Lamp
Design Sale, Lot 446, Castiglioni, Radio-phonograph, model no. RR126 (1)
Design Sale, Lot 446, Castiglioni, Radio-phonograph, model no. RR126 (2)
Design Sale, Lot 448, Sottsass, ‘Casablanca’ Sideboard
Design Sale, Lot 459, Shire, ‘Big Sur’ Sofa
Design Sale, Lot 485, Sottsass, ‘Aldebaran’ Fruit Bowl
Evening Sale, Lot 1, Leach, Vase with ‘Leaping Fish’ Design
Evening Sale, Lot 2, Nicholson, St Ives Harbour
Evening Sale, Lot 4, Lanyon, Trevalgan (1951)
Evening Sale, Lot 5, Hirst with Bowie, Beautiful, hallo, space-boy painting
Evening Sale, Lot 12, Bomberg, Sunrise in the mountains, picos de asturias (1935)
Evening Sale, Lot 15, Armitage, Figure Lying on its side (version 3), 1957
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