David Bowie's art and furniture collection up for auction

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Peter Shire's Big Sur sofa, 1986, is one of many furniture pieces in the Memphis style from the Davie Bowie collection, to be auctioned by Sotheby's in November. $6800-$10,000

George J Sowden, D'Antibes Cabinet. $1700 - $2500

Michele De Lucchi, Two First Chairs. $700 - $1000

Michele De Lucchi, Lido Sofa. $2500 - $4000

Ettore Sottass, Enorme telephone, $300 - $500

George J Sowden, Metropole Clock. $1400 - $2000

Ettore Sottass Ashoka lamp. $1400 - $2000

George J Sowden, Palace Chair. $700 - $1000

Peter Shire, Bel Air Armchair. $1700 - $2500

Damien Hirst, Beautiful, shattering, slashing, violent, pinky, hacking, sphincter painting,1995. $400,000 - $600,000

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Air Power, 1984. David Bowie played the role of Andy Warhol, mentor of the young artist, in the 1996 movie Basquiat. $4.2m - $5.9m

Patrick Caulfield, Foyer, 1973. $680,000 - $1,000,000

Kenneth Armitage, Figure Lying on its Side, Version Three, from Bowie's collection of post-war British sculpture. $85,000 - $120,000

Marcel Duchamp, A Bruit Secret, 1964. $300,000 - $420,000

Ettore Sottsass Casablanca sideboard, 1981. $5000 - $8500

Ettore Sottass and Perry King, Valentine portable typewriter, 1969. $500 - $850

Damien Hirst with David Bowie, Beautiful, Hallo, Spaceboy painting, 1995. $420,000 - $600,000

Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni , Brionvega Radiophonograph, 1965. $1300 - $2000

Frank Auerbach, Head of Gerda Boehm, 1965. $500,000 - $850,000

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1984. $850,000 - $1,200,000

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Superstar David Bowie left a great legacy when he died in January, and it wasn't all about the music.

The star had spent a lifetime collecting great art and furniture pieces, notably in the Memphis style, and his colourful collection is up for auction at Sotheby's next month.

The collection includes furniture pieces by Ettore Sottsass, Peter Shire and Michele De Lucchi, and paintings by Damien Hirst, Frank Auerbach and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

This Michele De Lucchi Lido sofa is expected to fetch between $2500 and $4000.
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This Michele De Lucchi Lido sofa is expected to fetch between $2500 and $4000.

And it's the paintings that are expected to fetch the highest prices, with one Basquiat work estimated to reach up to $6 million.

The auction is to be held in London, UK, over November 10 and 11 (11 and 12, NZ time). This gallery presents a selection of the works on offer.

READ MORE:
* David Bowie's art collection arrives in New York ahead of auction
* David Bowie's former hideaway in Mustique
* David Bowie's most iconic fashion moments

 

 
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