David Bowie's Private Art Collection to Go on Tour Before Being Sold at Auction

Rudie Obias

David Bowie’s extensive private art collection will go on tour to the public before it goes up for auction. According to Reuters, more than 400 pieces from the late rock icon's private inventory will be on display.

The collection includes over 200 pieces of modern and contemporary art from artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Auerbach, Graham Sutherland, and Stanley Spencer, as well as over 100 pieces of post-modernist designer furniture from famed creators like Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group, The Telegraph reports.

The tour will start with a preview at Sotheby’s in London from July 20 to August 9 before the collection makes its way to Los Angeles from September 20 to 21, New York City from September 26 to 29, and Hong Kong from October 12 to 15. Bowie’s private art collection will then return to London for an exhibition from November 1 to November 10 and a two-day auction, which is expected to bring in about $13 million for the rockstar’s family and estate.

If you can’t catch the preview, you can check out a selection of the collection on Sotheby's website.

[h/t Reuters]

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