Today in exciting art-related news: David Bowie’s private art collection is soon to be revealed to the world. Right before the collection ends up on auction, the about 400 pieces will be shown in a touring exhibition.
The pieces — including furniture as well as works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Henry Moore and Damien Hirst — will be shown in London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong until October. The auction part will be handled at the end of the tour by none less than legendary auction house Sotheby’s, of course.
David Bowie was an artist himself, making fans dream with his music and transformations for decades. But traditional art was just as important for the singer. In an interview with the New York Times back in 1998, he said: “Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it.”