The exhibition for Sotheby’s, encompassing over 350 works from the personal collection of David Bowie, will be open to the public from midday on Tuesday, November 1 to midday on Thursday, November 10.
Tuesday 1 November, 12noon–5pm
Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 November, 9am–5pm
Friday 4 November, 9am–5pm
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 November, 10am–5pm
Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 November, 9am–5pm
Thursday 10 November, 9am–12noon
The exhibition is unticketed and open to all.
However, on Friday, November 4, experience Sotheby’s after dark at the Bowie/Collector All Night View. There will be guided tours by Sotheby’s specialists, a DJ, pay bars and a late night film screening. Plus, see in Saturday morning with a yoga class set in the Bowie/Collector galleries.
At the heart of of the sale is a remarkable group of more than 200 works by many of the most important British artists of the 20th Century, including Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.
Bowie’s famously inquisitive mind also led him to collect Outsider Art, Surrealism and Contemporary African art, as well as pieces by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis group. Bowie’s diverse tastes nurtured his extensive archive of important works from celebrated, and less widely-known, artists in a collection of unparalleled eclecticism.
From November 1-10, Bowie’s art collection will be exhibited at Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries in London, giving fans, collectors, art lovers and experts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in the extraordinary range of objects that informed Bowie’s private world.