Most know the late David Bowie as a legendary musician, fashion icon and creative genius. Since the publishing of his art collection, which will head for auction at Sotheby’s on November 11th, we now have a better understanding of his passion for collecting art– pieces as brilliant and eccentric as he was to the music world.
Bowie didn’t collect for the sake of simply owning a trophy room of works by well-known artists; he only collected what he loved, and you can see the beautiful consistency and overall vision for the collection when viewed as a whole, and that’s pretty badass.
While Bowie did not seek attention for his art collecting interests, he did serve on the board of Modern Painters Magazine, launched an art book publishing company, and was an avid painter in his own right.
Here are some of his collection highlights be sold at Sotheby’s London starting on November 10, 2016. Works are available for preview starting on November 1. You can view the full auction catalog here.