- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 14, 2016

David Bowie’s art collection will go on the auction block in November, but not after being showcased for adoring fans of the late rocker in at least four major world cities.

The collection “offers a unique insight into the personal world of one of the 20th Century’s greatest creative spirits,” said Oliver Barker of the storied Sotheby’s auction house, which is administering the sale of the artwork, BBC reported Thursday.

The paintings alone could bring in about £10 million ($13.3 million), although wealthy audiophiles may find the late musician’s 1960s stereo cabinet by Italian designers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni to be a highly-coveted item as well, according to the BBC.

In addition to a final 10-day showcase in early November at Sotheby’s in London, select works from the collection will be previewed for the general public over the next few months.

The first “preview exhibition,” which is “open to the public and free of charge,” according to a Sotheby’s website, will run weekdays from July 20 through Aug. 9 at the auction house’s office in the posh Mayfair neighborhood.

The show will then hit the road with September exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York and a Hong Kong display in October, with details about times and locations “to be announced shortly,” the Sotheby’s website said.


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