Sotheby’s Davie Bowie/Collector Preview

The DJ was spinning beats all night long.
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There were some amazing blown up shots of David Bowie around the Preview.
Sotheby’s Davie Bowie/Collector Preview
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There were some amazing blown up shots of David Bowie around the Preview.

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The DJ was spinning beats all night long.
Sotheby’s Davie Bowie/Collector Preview
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The DJ was spinning beats all night long.

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This was my favourite piece from the collection. I love it...bright, happy! #DavidBowie
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This was my favourite piece from the collection. I love it...bright, happy! #DavidBowie

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I wonder if Bowie wrote any of his songs on this typewriter? #DavidBowie
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I wonder if Bowie wrote any of his songs on this typewriter? #DavidBowie

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Did Bowie call other celebs on this phone? #David Bowie
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Did Bowie call other celebs on this phone? #David Bowie

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Amazing pieces of furniture from the Bowie Collection. #DavidBowie
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Amazing pieces of furniture from the Bowie Collection. #DavidBowie

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David Bowie fans and/or art aficionados may have seen that some of David Bowie’s art collection recently went on sale in London. I feel really lucky because one of my girlfriends had an extra ticket to see the Bowie/Collector preview exhibition at Sotheby’s.

It was amazing and it felt special to see another facet of his life – especially because I really only knew him as a singer. I can still remember where I was when I first heard the song Rebel, Rebel. RIP Bowie!

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Sotheby’s had a great idea to have an all night preview that started in the evening and went until the morning. There was champagne, artwork, a really great DJ…and of course Bowie (or at least his presence).

Living Bowie Style

I realised later that I did not take many pictures of the artwork he purchased. Mainly, there were photos of his weird, wonderful and zany household items. On some level, I felt that I connected with them in a special way because these are more intimate. They are the items he might have touched and interacted with on a regular, maybe even daily, basis.

My favourite item was a half-circle car lamp that looked amazing and beautiful. It was quirky and interesting – much like he seemed in the media and how I would have imagined Davie Bowie to be in person.

This was my favourite piece from the collection. I love it...bright, happy! #DavidBowie
This was my favourite piece from the collection. I love it…bright, happy! #DavidBowie

The auction proved to be a massive success and all of the pieces ended up selling. I had wanted to get a ticket for the actual auction but they were tough to come by. And, I had other plans (yes, fine, I would have cancelled but hey…just saying).

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In the end, the first round of the auction ended up bringing in £24 Million. I am not shocked. One tea set that I liked went for over £8,000! At the end of the day, I think people just wanted to touch some of the stardust (er, ziggy stardust) that surrounded him.

 

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