Hundreds of artworks from the personal collection of David Bowie revealed as “Bowie/Collector” catalogue goes online

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Hundreds of artworks from the personal collection of David Bowie revealed as “Bowie/Collector” catalogue goes online

While a small selection of highlights from David Bowie’s personal art collection was unveiled this summer, now for the first time, the full scope of “Bowie/Collector” is revealed.

Hundreds of artworks from the personal collection of David Bowie revealed as “Bowie/Collector” catalogue goes online

While a small selection of highlights from David Bowie’s personal art collection was unveiled this summer, now for the first time, the full scope of “Bowie/Collector” is revealed. With the release of the online catalogue, hundreds more works can now be discovered, including a ‘spin’ painting that Bowie created in collaboration with Damien Hirst, an altarpiece by Renaissance master Tintoretto, as well as works by 20th Century British Masters such as David Bomberg, Stanley Spencer, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff. 

Although Bowie always loaned generously to museum exhibitions, the catalogue for “Bowie/Collector” reveals his avid passion for collecting and his deep intellectual engagement with the works in his collection. Ranging from post-war British avant-garde painting centred at St Ives, to German Expressionism and works created in the aftermath of the first democratic elections in South Africa, Bowie’s art collection is as eclectic and thought-provoking as his music. The full exhibition of over 350 works will be open to the public in London 1–10 November. This will include three days of talks and events (4–6 November) with speakers exploring Bowie’s passion for collecting and his influence on fashion, art and design. 

Image on top: Photobra|Adam Bielawski, source Wikipedia.

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Yves Klein, IKB Godet, 1958, dry pigment, synthetic resin on gauze on panel. Private collection. ©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

Yves Klein, IKB Godet, 1958, dry pigment, synthetic resin on gauze on panel. Private collection. ©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

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