More Than $30 Million Raised in Bowie’s Posthumous Private Art Auction


Sotheby, the auction house responsible for the late David Bowie’s private art collection, initiated its first round of displaying and auction “Bowie/Collector” series. The art collection would be fully completed in three rounds of which the first one was held on Thursday evening.

The initial round was a roaring success as it helped pull back more than $30 million in proceeds from a vast array of iconic art ware owned by the late star, who passed away in January this year.

The collection up for auction is quite comprehensive despite the family holding back certain pieces which they valued as being significant.

The next round of auctions for Bowie’s collection are set to take place on Friday, opening to even more rarer pieces as the interest levels continue to pique due to the immense popularity and mass appeal Bowie held on for generations, becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time in terms of certified units sold across the globe.

The auction also held pieces from other artists which notably included “Head of Gerda Boehm” by Frank Auerbach. The art piece in question went for a whopping 3.8 million pounds, far exceeding its expected return range of £ 250,000 – 500,000.

The collection displayed nearly 350 items which were supposed to increase as the auctions progressed on to their next round as people wait anxiously as to what Bowie might have in store for them in his iconic collection of sculptures, paintings, and relics.