David Bowie’s art collection arrives in NY forward of Nov sale


Sotheby’s on Monday previewed a contemporary art collection of late stone star David Bowie during their gallery domicile in New York forward of a auction in November.

“Overall, we will be offered over 350 items. The low guess is 10-15 million pounds ($13-$19.5 million). We divided it into 3 sales: dual sales of complicated and contemporary art and afterwards a whole sale of post-modern Italian design,” Simon Hucker, a comparison dilettante in complicated and British Post-War Art during Sotheby’s, pronounced about a auction, to be hold in London on Nov. 10-11.

Bowie, who died in Jan during age 69, amassed a outrageous collection of art for that he was good known.

Among a tip lots in a sale is a square by a late New York painter Jean-Michel Basquiat titled, “Air Power,” estimated during $3.3 million to $4.6 million.

The portrayal titled, “Head of Gerda Boehm” by Frank Auerbach, would impact Bowie’s mood and enthuse him to make sounds that reflected a approach a portrayal done him feel, according to Hucker.

“I consider it’s some-more to do with his wider seductiveness in creativity, in a approach that artists work, in a artistic process,” explained Hucker about a song pioneer’s captivate to art.

Bowie was deeply intent in a universe of art, generally in complicated and contemporary British art, as an artist, critic, patron, publisher and repository editor.

He assimilated a editorial staff of Modern Painter magazine, where he interviewed artists like Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.

As an actor, Bowie played Andy Warhol in Julian Schnabel’s 1996 biopic “Basquiat,” also starting Jeffrey Wright, Gary Oldman and Dennis Hopper.

The collection will pierce to Sotheby’s in Hong Kong subsequent month before Bowie’s whole private collection is put on open arrangement in London in Nov in a week heading adult to a auction.

($1 = 0.7711 pound)

(Reporting by Reuters TV, writign by Melissa Fares, modifying by G Crosse)


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