David Bowie’s art collection displayed online
Bowie’s art collection was fuelled by his personal interest and compiled out of passion
David Bowie’s £10 million private art collection has been displayed in full for the first time online.
Hundreds of artworks owned by the late “Starman” singer will be auctioned by Sotheby’s next month, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Frank Auerbach and Stanley Spencer.
A small selection of highlights from Bowie’s personal collection was unveiled over the summer but the full scope of Bowie/Collector has now been published. The legendary musician, who died of cancer aged 69 in January, always loaned generously to museum exhibitions, but the catalogue reveals an avid passion for collecting and deep intellectual engagement with the artworks he owned.
Bowie’s collection is as eclectic and thought-provoking as his music, with over 350 artworks ranging from post-war British avant-garde painting to German Expressionism and surrealist pieces created in the aftermath of the first democratic elections in South Africa.
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