David Bowie’s furniture collection to be auctioned
David Bowie’s extensive collection of furniture are set to be auctioned in London on November 11th.
The musician was an avid collector of works by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Milan-based Memphis group. Now, over 100 pieces of the collection will go on sale with the lowest value piece priced at $73 while others could fetch up to $8500.
“The works produced by the historical avant-garde design collaborative Memphis Milano, led by Ettore Sottsass, could not have found a more receptive and tuned-in audience than David Bowie,” said Cécile Verdier, co-head of 20th-century design at Sotheby’s.
She added: “This is design with no limits and no boundaries. When you look at a piece of Memphis design, you see their unconventionality, the kaleidoscope of forms and patterns, the vibrant contrasting colours that really shouldn’t work but really do.”
Bowie’s love for art is probably due to the fact he studied art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963.
Take a look at some pieces of Bowie’s collection here.